Twenty-first century fumerist: Bridget Christie and the backlash against feminist comedy

Tomsett, Ellie (2017) Twenty-first century fumerist: Bridget Christie and the backlash against feminist comedy. Comedy Studies, 8 (1). pp. 57-67. ISSN 2040-610X

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This article will engage with the work of comedian Bridget Christie in relation to definitions of feminist and post-feminist comedy. The year 2013 was a highpoint in coverage and acclaim for feminist comedy and this article will explore how, at a time when the majority of female comedians operate from a post-feminist standpoint, Christie’s work seeks to politicise and galvanise her audience. The evolution of Christie’s work will be explored in relation to the changes in her delivery style and the implications this has on the accessibility of her material to wider audiences. Additionally, the response of the wider U.K. comedy industry to the higher profile of feminist comedy and the reassertion of patriarchal masculinity in comedy will be considered.

Item Type: Article
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27 January 2017Published Online
6 January 2017Accepted
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-03 - drama
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: Ellie Tomsett
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2018 11:41
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 11:48

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