Hannah Gadsby is an Australian comedian and writer. Her new Netflix special is Nanette. There are certain ways it's a different sort of comedy special than you're used to. It's, for instance, more of an art history lecture than you'd probably expect. Its audience laughs much less than you're used to. And it'll probably make you cry more than other specials have. Those idiosyncrasies are just some of the reasons Nanette is "the most discussed comedy special in ages."
The documentary Three Identical Strangers tells the story of identical triplets who were separated at birth and then reunited in their teen years. As crazy stories go, it sounds pretty straightforward. It is... not.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- The Origin Of Smash Mouth's 'All Star,' An Unintentional Sports Anthem
- How One Tweet About Nicki Minaj Spiraled Into Internet Chaos
- We're Calling It: Australia's Music Video of the Year Has Dropped
- The New York Yankees Are a Moral Abomination
- World Cup 2018: The Moral Clarity of Pussy Riot's Protest
- Can a List of Someone's Stuff Double as Literature?
- Obama and Biden are the ultimate crime-fighting team in 'Hope Never Dies'
- The Strange Magic Of YouTube's '80s Remix Culture
- MoviePass is using you to ruin the movies
- A College Administrator Told 'The New York Times,' Rap Is Not 'Real Music.' His President Called the Comment Disappointing.
- UNC football coach in bizarre scene: Football's decline will kill America
- James Hanley - Co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College
- Carolyn Paine - An actress, comedian, and dancer, and founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance.
- Bill Yousman - Director of the Media Literacy and Digital Culture Graduate Program at Sacred Heart University
Colin McEnroe contributed to this show.