Human Beings

  • by Karen Williams
  • 0 hrs and 48 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Known as the "Diva of Comedy", Karen Williams is a comic craftmaster who blends biting criticism and a clear view of the world with the healing power of laughter. She is the founder of the International Institute of Humor and Healing Arts (HaHA), which emphasizes humor and building self-esteem. In this live recording, you'll hear Williams speak candidly and comically about panty hose, getting old, vegetarians, and lesbian moms.For Adults Only: Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to purchase.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Known for her personal philosophy on "humor and healing", Karen Williams delivers wit and wisdom to lesbian sisters with her stand-up comedy manifesto Human Beings, at once self-empowering and side-splitting. Nevertheless, this is no goody two-shoes self-help hokum: From sex to society, Williams’s no-holds-barred dyke declarations pack a potent punch. Williams holds the hands of "dyklings and dykettes", as she describes a world in which our sexual identities are increasingly nuanced and specific, at once liberating and confining us. Through her clinical dissection of gender and identity, Williams asks whether we can’t all be "human beings", first and foremost.

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What the Critics Say

"Ferociously funny." (Los Angeles Times)
"Al Bundy with a brain and a point to make. [Wayne's] humor is clever and satirical without being mean." (National Public Radio)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Uproar Entertainment