8 great rape jokes to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Stand-up comedy has always had a complicated relationship with sexual assault. Rape jokes happen often in comedy. Many notable comedians make them including Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., Daniel Tosh, George Carlin, and Sarah Silverman. If you Google “rape jokes,” you’ll find a lot of think pieces debating whether or not you ‘can’ joke about the touchy topic. While these jokes are common, some people

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Hasan Minhaj, Hannah Gadsby earn Peabody Award nominations

The Peabody Award nominations are out and many comedies have made the cut this year. The Peabody Award jurors announced 60 nominees on Tuesday that are described as representing “the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2018.” Named for George Foster Peabody, the awards started in the 1940s as an award to honor excellence in storytelling for radio. This year, 19 jurors selected the

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Hannah Gadsby won’t quit comedy after all; announces tour

Hannah Gadsby might have said that she was leaving comedy in her break-out hit Nanette, but that isn’t exactly true. Gadsby announced she will go on an American tour before heading to Europe (and beyond) with her new show Douglas—named after the Tasmanian comedian’s dog. Comedy purists will have to find a new reason to be angry at Gadsby, who launched a million-and-one angry male opinions last year. She vows

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The 20 Best Stand-up Specials of 2018

None of you are going to agree with me on this list. And that’s okay. It’s not easy to do a year-in-review Top 10 List (or whatever arbitrary number Buzzfeed picks that day). The sheer volume of stand-up produced this year made things even more difficult. I watched every qualifying stand-up special that came out in 2018. Every. Single. One. I don’t like Top Anything lists because, it’s like, you didn’t

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Hannah Gadsby complains about ‘good men’ at Women in Entertainment Gala (Video)

Hannah Gadsby spoke about the concept of “good men” as opposed to “bad men” during her speech opening The Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Women in Entertainment Gala. The Australian comedian became a household name seemingly overnight when Netflix released her comedy special Nanette earlier this year. The special is half comedy and half a deep delve into the trauma of being a queer woman, the pain of sexual assault, and ruminations

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