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Indulging and Divulging: Exploding Expectation in Stand-Up Comedy by Women of Color


This essay discusses the acts of two stand-up comediennes, Maysoon Zayir and Suzanne Whang. The author analyzes the way in which both of these women, through their comedy, interrogate and provoke racial expectations, identity, and transnationalism.

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