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

Ellie Tomsett
2017 Comedy Studies  
Twenty-first century fumerist : Bridget Christie and the backlash against feminist comedy TOMSETT, Eleanor Available from Sheffield Hallam University Research Archive (SHURA) at: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/15243/ This document is the author deposited version. You are advised to consult the publisher's version if you wish to cite from it. Published version TOMSETT, Eleanor (2017). Twenty-first century fumerist : Bridget Christie and the backlash against feminist comedy. Comedy Studies, 8 (1), 57-67.
more » ... dies, 8 (1), 57-67. Copyright and re-use policy See http://shura.shu.ac.uk/information.html Sheffield Hallam University Research Archive http://shura.shu.ac.uk Ellie Tomsett 2016 1 Ellie Tomsett Sheffield Hallam University 21 st Century Fumerist: Bridget Christie and the Backlash Against Feminist Comedy. Abstract: This article will engage with the work of comedian Bridget Christie in relation to definitions of feminist and postfeminist 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 postfeminist 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 UK comedy industry to the higher profile of feminist comedy and the reassertion of patriarchal masculinity in comedy will be considered.
doi:10.1080/2040610x.2017.1279914 fatcat:dhhw5t53tfcb7oh57kb3jtnkda