Ep. 7: Just(ice) Joking with Hayden Kristal
Prepare your diaphragm for some deep belly laughs! Comedian and intersectional accessibility educator Hayden Kristal talks about the craft of writing a good joke, the need for comedy to "punch up" to prevent harm against marginalized communities, and how social media such as Tik Tok and Instagram have become key tools for content creators to reach wider audiences during the pandemic.
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Mentioned in this episode
Hayden's website, Instagram, and TikTok
Cancel Me, Daddy episodes discussing impacts of Dave Chapelle's anti-trans joke in recent Netflix special: Part 1 and Part 2
About the podcast
Take the Last Bite is a podcast by the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. It's a direct counter to the Midwest Nice mentality— highlighting advocacy and activism by queer/trans communities in the Midwest region. Through each episode, we're aiming to unearth the often disregarded and unacknowledged contributions of queer and trans folks to social change through interviews, casual conversations and reflections on Midwest queer time, space, and place.