'Contains Nudity': Culturally Biased Stand-Up Comedy

September 2, 2014 6:22 PM

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'Contains Nudity': Culturally Biased Stand-Up Comedy

Every year between October and December, the San Francisco Bay Area enters a local performance fever. The flip-side of this is that I invariably see advertisements for the same three artistic events: the "smash global hit" Mama Mia!; the eternal, all-invasive Nutcracker; and the children's musical The Velveteen Rabbit.

Is it possible, I ask myself every year, is it possible that for 14 years in a row (2000 is the year of my arrival in California), the people of San Francisco are not getting tired (or nauseous, or insane, or whatever) of hosting these three shows? Is it really possible that no single culturally min...

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