Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Stand-up Comedy Interview

Item

Title

Stand-up Comedy Interview

Subject

Lesbian feminism
Lesbians in the performing arts

Description

This video features comedian Georgia Ragsdale. The video includes clips from an interview and stand up footage from one of Ragsdale’s performances. She discusses the way she approaches her work and being out as a comedian. Ragsdale explains that for her, “Being out as a comic isn't a choice, because as a stand up comedian all you have is your worldview, your perspective on life and your life and the people around you, so I don’t see how you have a choice to be in or out if you're a stand up comedian.” She also reminisces about her first hour long show when circumstances forced her to come up with enough material in a very short period of time.

Creator

Linda Chapman [Executive Producer]
Mary Patierno [Executive Producer]
Ana Maria Simo [Executive Producer]

Rights

Copyright Dyke TV: Linda Chapman, Mary Patierno, Ana Maria Simo. Tapes and digital files held by the Lesbian Herstory Archives. Tapes reproduced with permission from the copyright holders.

Format

Video Recording

Language

en-US

Identifier

053-17_clark-corner_a_c_2.mp4

Citation

Linda Chapman [Executive Producer] Mary Patierno [Executive Producer] Ana Maria Simo [Executive Producer], “Stand-up Comedy Interview,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed December 5, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/829.