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Comedienne and Actress – Nina Hastie

This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to South African comedienne Nina Hastie about her career in stand-up comedy and using this platform to pursue her agenda for race resocialisation. We discuss some of the dynamics that aspiring female comics encounter in the industry in comparison to their male counterparts, such as reduced exposure resulting in fewer work opportunities which impacts their growth prospects and earning potential. On a more positive note we highlight how initiatives, like the Kings and Queens of Comedy, are creating a space to address gender imbalances and stage more female comics; additionally we recognise that the Internet, social media networks, Netflix etc… provide alternate avenues for comics to develop their personal brand and attain success on not just a local level but global scale too.  Tune in for more…

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