Hannah Gadsby Is ‘Comfortable’ Not Being Funny in First Stand-up Set After ‘Nanette’

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In the early 1700s, a physician named James Douglas, a quasi-famous midwife known for performing public dissections of female pelvises in his home, came across a wrinkle of uterine flesh he hadn’t seen before. The region was a tiny cavity, sort of like a kangaroo’s flap, which expands if a woman needs more room during pregnancy. The doctor called his anatomical New World the “Pouch of Douglas.” Medical dictionaries describe Douglas’ revelation as “an extension of peritoneum between the posterior wall of uterus and the rectum in females,” but it’s basically a reproductive crawl-space. As findings go, it’s about as close as you can get to discovering nothing. In comedian Hannah Gadsby’s latest stand-up set, a work-in-progress which runs through March 9 at the Hayworth Theater in L.A., she compares the little flap to the extra zipper on a suitcase. “It’s a potential space,” she told the crowd. Gadsby’s calling her new show “Douglas.”

If there’s a specific subtext behind the choice to name her set after the nothing-discovery of an 18th century pelvis dissector, Gadsby doesn’t mention it outright. Douglas is also the name of her dog. But the new show arrives on the heels of Nanette, a comedy special which aired on Netflix last summer, sending waves through the think-piece internet and comedy Twitterverse. The special, for those who managed not to hear about it, had nothing to do with the name Nanette, and everything to do with a problem Gadsby saw in her industry—namely, an expectation that comedy minorities make themselves the butt of the joke. The polarizing show, which begins as a fairly unremarkable set, before taking a serious twist into Gadsby’s account of a hate crime, prompted two tiresome debates: one over whether it heralded the end of stand-up, and another over whether it constituted stand-up at all. But whatever the special meant for its genre, Nanette signaled something fairly straightforward about Gadsby’s career: “I’m quitting,” she told the crowd. She didn’t, as it turns out. And in Douglas, the comic is workshopping what, exactly, not-quitting looks like.

“It’s hard to know what this show should be,” Gadsby told the audience Thursday night, “because I quit comedy.” Douglas is a work-in-progress at its most fundamental. (“This is rough as guts,” she says at one point, “but I feel pretty comfortable, because Nanette wasn’t funny, and, well…”) A willfully half-finished ninety minutes of performance, it’s almost admirably sloppy. Gadsby zig-zags between subjects, goes on long tangents, cuts herself off mid-sentence, drops huge, sometimes hackneyed, personal bombshells, and practices crowd-work to varying, occasionally laborious, degrees of success. But with any rough draft, the audience bears witness to all the potential versions a piece might become, and in Douglas, Gadsby seemed to be staring down two possible paths.

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In the early 1700s, a physician named James Douglas, a quasi-famous midwife known for performing public dissections of female pelvises in his home, came across a wrinkle of uterine flesh he hadn’t seen before. The region was a tiny cavity, sort of like a kangaroo’s flap, which expands if a woman needs more room during pregnancy. The doctor called his anatomical New World the “Pouch of Douglas.” Medical dictionaries describe Douglas’ revelation as “an extension of peritoneum between the posterior wall of uterus and the rectum in females,” but it’s basically a reproductive crawl-space. As findings go, it’s about as close as you can get to discovering nothing. In comedian Hannah Gadsby’s latest stand-up set, a work-in-progress which runs through March 9 at the Hayworth Theater in L.A., she compares the little flap to the extra zipper on a suitcase. “It’s a potential space,” she told the crowd. Gadsby’s calling her new show “Douglas.”

If there’s a specific subtext behind the choice to name her set after the nothing-discovery of an 18th century pelvis dissector, Gadsby doesn’t mention it outright. Douglas is also the name of her dog. But the new show arrives on the heels of Nanette, a comedy special which aired on Netflix last summer, sending waves through the think-piece internet and comedy Twitterverse. The special, for those who managed not to hear about it, had nothing to do with the name Nanette, and everything to do with a problem Gadsby saw in her industry—namely, an expectation that comedy minorities make themselves the butt of the joke. The polarizing show, which begins as a fairly unremarkable set, before taking a serious twist into Gadsby’s account of a hate crime, prompted two tiresome debates: one over whether it heralded the end of stand-up, and another over whether it constituted stand-up at all. But whatever the special meant for its genre, Nanette signaled something fairly straightforward about Gadsby’s career: “I’m quitting,” she told the crowd. She didn’t, as it turns out. And in Douglas, the comic is workshopping what, exactly, not-quitting looks like.

“It’s hard to know what this show should be,” Gadsby told the audience Thursday night, “because I quit comedy.” Douglas is a work-in-progress at its most fundamental. (“This is rough as guts,” she says at one point, “but I feel pretty comfortable, because Nanette wasn’t funny, and, well…”) A willfully half-finished ninety minutes of performance, it’s almost admirably sloppy. Gadsby zig-zags between subjects, goes on long tangents, cuts herself off mid-sentence, drops huge, sometimes hackneyed, personal bombshells, and practices crowd-work to varying, occasionally laborious, degrees of success. But with any rough draft, the audience bears witness to all the potential versions a piece might become, and in Douglas, Gadsby seemed to be staring down two possible paths.

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Kandi Burruss Celebrates Cynthia Bailey’s Birthday With Racy Pics And Funny Videos – Fans Call Kandi ‘The Hottest’

Cynthia Bailey just celebrated her 52nd birthday, and her fans and followers congratulated her all over social media. Her friends also marked this important event, and Kandi Burruss is one of them.

Kandi shared some pretty racy pics and a few funny videos featuring Cynthia on her Instagram account.

‘Happy Birthday to the hottest Housewife @cynthiabailey10!!!!! I hope you’re having an amazing day today. Everybody give her some bday love! 🎂🎉🎊’ Kandi captioned her post which includes a bunch of pics and videos.

Someone praised Kandi and said ‘Cynthia is cute and I love her. But just because she’s a model doesn’t make her the hottest. Actually, in my opinion, you are. Ask Todd. Lol. And I’m not shady or negative. My opinion. Love you both. But you would say that because you are a sweetie with class and style. Until somebody piss you off. Lol. Have a great day.’

Another person asked ‘Why do I feel like it’s always her birthday 😂😂 happy birthday @cynthiabailey10!’

Someone else gushed over Cynthia and said ‘I’m so proud of you @cynthiabailey10 happiness looks good on you 😊 Happy Beautiful Birthday 🎂

A person also wished all the best to Cynthia and said ‘Do your thang and bring what you bring Ms. Cynthia!!!! Joyous Birth Anniversary to you 52 and beyond!!!’

A supporter praised Cynthia calling her ‘fine:’ ‘@cynthiabailey10 is FINE🔥FINE🔥, just watching her makes me happy, beautiful lady inside and out, Happy Earthstrong day 50cent. Stay blessed bby. 😍❤❤❤

Cynthia’s fans have been flooding her social media to congratulate her and send their best wishes.

She shared a couple of pics to mark this important event, and she looks gorgeous for 52 years old.

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Y’all already know that Tiffany Haddish doesn’t follow regular protocol when it comes to celebrities and the encounters she decides to share. Nothing is off limits. And during a recent interview with Glamour UK, Haddish shared that while she was trying to date Drake, as well as his father, Dennis Graham, was trying to get at her.

Haddish said, “Drake slid into my DMs and I had seen him a few days later. He’s like, ‘Yo, you didn’t respond to my DM.’ I was like, ‘I didn’t even know you followed me. ’He was like, ‘Well, I just wanted to know if you want to be in my music video.’ I was like, ‘Oh, okay.’ So I did his music video. Then I thought, maybe something might happen. I was like ‘So you going to take me to dinner?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, we can eat dinner.’ Then, I never heard from him again. And that’s because I was being thirsty. That’s my fault! That’s my fault. I should have been like, ‘I’ll see if I can be in your little funky video. Who are you? What do you do again? His dad be hitting me up though and I turned his dad down. So I might end up being Drake’s stepmama.”

It’s abundantly clear that Drake’s daddy is enjoying his son’s fame and access. Ain’t no telling how many celebrities he’s pushing up on.

 

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Funny Reginae Carter Accepts A Name Challenge And Fans Are Laughing Their Hearts Out

The Shade Room had a funny challenge for their followers. You are supposed to say which is the worst pronunciation of your name. It seems that Toya Wright and Lil Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter stepped up and joined the conversation. Here’s what she said making fans laugh really hard.

Everyone knows these ‘nicknames’ that haters used to give Nae and that’s why this comes as a really funny joke which shows that Nae is smart enough to be able to make fun of herself.

Someone wrote ‘Resume might be my fav lol,’ and another follower posted ‘Stop playing nae😭😭I can relate tho Lynnee’👉🏾👉🏾Lynn Lenny Line LeAnn😩

Other than this, Nae seems to be doing okay these days, and she just showed her fans the detox secret that she’s using.

‘Okay guys, the real tea ☕since becoming a #teamipartner a couple of months back, I am literally obsessed with @teamiblends detox. I’ve really been working on my body and def struggled in the beginning. It wasn’t until I added @teamiblends detox that I saw killer results. I haven’t been bloated after meals, my stomach stays flat, and I’ve even lost a few lbs. Teami is an easy program you drink every day to get rid of that stuff your body shouldn’t be holding onto. Like carbs and drama 😂 use my code NAE20 to save 20%🤑 #thankyouteami’ Nae captioned her post on Instagram.

Someone wrote that ‘Skin is gorgeous love how u embrace your natural glow.’

Another supporter said ‘I love women with strong beliefs that lead to positive energy and doing the right thing.’

Recently, some new videos featuring Toya Wright’s daughter Reginae Carter and her BF made people displeased with her relationship with YFN Lucci.

People don’t like the way she’s acting when he’s around.

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Bob Einstein Told a Joke So Funny on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ It Nearly Left Jerry Seinfeld in Tears

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The scene comes late in Curb Your Enthusiasm’s seventh season. Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld are getting the band back together for a Seinfeld reunion and on the day of their first big table read, Larry’s friend Marty Funkhouser shows up on set, an enormous plate of free food in one hand, and insists on telling Jerry a joke.

As played by comedian Bob Einstein, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76, Funkhouser is an amateur comic with no sense of propriety. “He doesn’t want to hear a joke, we have a read-through,” a frustrated Larry tells him, trying to protect his longtime collaborator. But Funkhouser pays him no mind.

For the next 60 seconds straight, Einstein delivers a joke so dirty that we won’t bother transcribing it here—though you can watch it in its entirely below. When he finally gets to the punchline, Jerry laughs so hard he doubles over. “It surprised me,” he says after he recovers. “I had no idea it would be that revolting.” As Einstein walks away, Jerry adds, “I like that guy.”

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Bob Einstein Told a Joke So Funny on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ It Nearly Left Jerry Seinfeld in Tears

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The scene comes late in Curb Your Enthusiasm’s seventh season. Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld are getting the band back together for a Seinfeld reunion and on the day of their first big table read, Larry’s friend Marty Funkhouser shows up on set, an enormous plate of free food in one hand, and insists on telling Jerry a joke.

As played by comedian Bob Einstein, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76, Funkhouser is an amateur comic with no sense of propriety. “He doesn’t want to hear a joke, we have a read-through,” a frustrated Larry tells him, trying to protect his longtime collaborator. But Funkhouser pays him no mind.

For the next 60 seconds straight, Einstein delivers a joke so dirty that we won’t bother transcribing it here—though you can watch it in its entirely below. When he finally gets to the punchline, Jerry laughs so hard he doubles over. “It surprised me,” he says after he recovers. “I had no idea it would be that revolting.” As Einstein walks away, Jerry adds, “I like that guy.”

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Upchuck, bubby, boff, wriggly, yaps, giggle, cooch, guffaw, puffball, and jiggly: the top 10 funniest words in the English language, according to a new study. The researchers determined that there are two main kinds of predictors of funniness in words: those related to the form of the word and those related to its meaning.
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Five years have passed since the events in the animated smash-hit The Lego Movie. Construction worker Emmet Brickowski (voiced by Chris Pratt) still thinks everything is awesome! Yet his friend Lucy (voiced by Elizabeth Banks) is far more somber, talking about a "new life that has hardened and toughened us all."

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