Hannah Gadsby should totally host an awards show #Pop Culture#feminism#LGBTQ#tv Posted Sep 19 2018 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Hannah for president! Oh wait, she's Australian. Hannah for awards show host! Have you seen comedian Hannah Gadsby's standup special, Nanette, on Netflix yet? No? Hold that thought and give it a watch. I'll wait. All done? Cool. If you just watched it, already watched it, watched it four times… you know it's good. Like, extra good, especially considering how polarizing it is in some circles. Oh yeah, that's a thing, too. No surprise there, of course — the world is full of people who don't respect female comedians. Norm MacDonald recently criticized it as not even being considered stand-up. Spoiler: it's hilarious AND has meaning. That still counts as stand-up in my book. But however you classify it, there's no doubt that it resonated with many of its viewers. So it's no surprise that when Gadsby presented at the Emmys this week, she blew the roof off. Here's the clip… In a much criticized Emmys, especially about the lackluster hosting by Michael Che and Colin Jost, this was a stand-out moment. Here are some highlights… “This is … not normal? The world’s gone a bit crazy. I mean, for somebody like me, a nobody, from nowhere, gets this sweet gig — free suit, new boots, just ’cause I don’t like men! That’s a joke, of course. Just jokes, fellas, calm down. #NotAllMen, but a lot of ’em. No, it is just jokes. But what are jokes these days? We don’t know. Nobody knows what jokes are. Especially not men! Am I right, fellas? That’s why I’m presenting alone.” In a time when the #metoo backlash seems to be more far-reaching every day despite its early steam, its good that someone with an amazing queer-led story can find a place to be funny and make a statement at the same time. Give that woman a hosting gig. Related Post How do I address problematic issues within my favorite shows and pop culture? One of my friends will find a way in which they feel a show is bigoted (e.g. "Steven Universe is racist") and suddenly it's the only thing they can talk… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Tons of Hocus Pocus gear (shirts! prints! costumes!) to put a spell on you NEXT Ikea's new fall collection has DIY Ikea Hackers in mind Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] This woman deserves to host more awards ceremony, and more awards. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.