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Women Comedians in the Digital Age: Media Work and Critical Reputations After Trump (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies)

Women Comedians in the Digital Age: Media Work and Critical Reputations After Trump (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies)

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Publication Date: December 30th, 2022
Publisher:
Routledge
ISBN:
9781032213422
Pages:
208
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Description

This book offers a thorough examination of digital work by women comedians in the US, exploring their use of digital media to perform jokes, engage with fans, remake their reputations, and become political activists. This book argues that despite its many adverse effects, digital work is changing comedy, empowering women to create new comic forms and negotiate the contentious political climate incited by former President Donald. J. Trump.

Chapters are focused on video podcasting, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and the streaming platform Netflix - each containing informative case studies on significant women comedians who use them, including Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, Leslie Jones, Mindy Kaling, Colleen Ballinger, Lilly Singh, Ms. Pat, Whitney Cummings, Issa Rae, and others. To understand their strategies, this book examines the popularity of their digital content, their career outcomes in television and film, as well as the ups and downs of their critical reputations in magazines, newspapers, the trade press, and with their participatory audiences online.

This insightful and timely work will appeal to scholars researching and teaching in the areas of media studies, digital communication, gender studies, and performance.

About the Author

Alex Symons is Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies at LIM College, New York City.