It’s the week that England broke their penalty curse; Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne broke up; Roman Polanski (yup, he who is wanted for statutory rape) sat FROW at Miu Miu; and let’s not forget! There’s a bumper session of Ask The High Low. We resisted doing it in Joan and Jericha’s voices - but it was hard.
We’ve never had something recommended so much to The High Low - via email; Twitter; Instagram DM - as much as we had ‘Nanette’ a stand-up show performed by Australian comic, Hannah Gadsby. A surprise Netflix hit, loved by everyone from Roxane Gay to Monica Lewinsky, Hannah Gadsby has produced a piece of comedy so hilarious, so original, so shocking and so devastating - it’ll have you thinking about it, like we are, for weeks to come. We talk about why this show has everyone talking and discuss why self-deprecation is so dangerous for women; why punchlines don’t tell true stories; and why artists (even Van Gogh) are not mad geniuses - but just humans, who need connections. Hannah says that ‘Nanette’ is her last piece of stand-up - and that she wants to quit comedy, so that she doesn’t spread her anger. We hope she doesn’t quit comedy: we hope she changes the genre forever.
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Nanette by Hannah Gadsby on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/watch/80233611?trackId=14277281&tctx=0%2C0%2C4c07843d-89e8-403a-a3c7-b1d861a56f0d-39237366%2C%2C
Nanette Is Not Just A Queer Woman's Story - It's A Revolution by Zoe Beaty: https://www.the-pool.com/arts-culture/tv/2018/26/zoe-beaty-on-hannah-gadsby-nanette-on-netflix
Why I’m Done With The Mental Health Conversation, by Hannah Jane Parkinson for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jun/30/nothing-like-broken-leg-mental-health-conversation
Caitlin Moran interviewed by Alastair Campbell for the August 2018 issue of GQ magazine - on sale now
Adam Kay interviewed by Emma Gannon for Ctrl Alt Delete podcast https://www.emmagannon.co.uk/2018/06/22/ctrl-alt-delete-podcast-135-adam-kay/
Zadie Smith on The Touré Show: https://art19.com/shows/toure-show/episodes/e6dbe4c7-c2ad-4342-b120-bd666ab2eef6
Geography by Tom Misch https://www.amazon.co.uk/Geography-Tom-Misch/dp/B0774WX37X
The Durrels on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/80989475