This ain't no joke: Feminist comedian Bridget Christie at the top of the world - and the Edinburgh International Comedy Festival. The British comedian won this year's Foster's Edinburgh comedy award for her show A Bic for Her, which critiques everyday sexism. (Tickets sold here for you U.K. BUSTies.)
Christie is a big deal for U.K. comedy. She is the third female solo act to win this award, preceded by Jenny Eclair in 1995 and Laura Solon in 2005. Christie’s win culminates a big year for women in comedy; as one critic and award judge stated, “the fringe has found feminism.”
And she's damn funny. Christie trades in dry sarcasm and cheek; a bit I loved was her acknowledgement of how "a woman is sort of a version of a man. We have a head, feet and hands, but without any testicles, penis or laryngeal prominence... you may have seen us about."
For more of Bridget Christie’s comedy, check out her website.
Thanks to the Guardian
Photo via the Telegraph