Saturday, August 29, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join Nina G as she discusses Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen
About this Event
Join Senior and Disability Action for the next installment of the Disability Book Series, with Nina G and her book Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen.
The only female comedian who stuttered when she started nine years ago, Nina G believes that the problem isn’t with the stutterer, but with a society that isn’t inclusive or accessible to those who experience this disability.
In her book Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen (She Writes Press, August 6, 2019), Nina challenges the status quo of how people who stutter are perceived onstage and off. Additionally, she substitutes the negative emotions of shame, denial and isolation with positive ones of pride, acceptance and community. And, despite learning disabilities, she has a doctorate and is now working with students with disabilities to access their education.
As a child, Nina had a life-long dream of becoming a comedian, but never thought she’d be able to go up on stage and make people laugh. Her story is about how stuttering caused her to first abandon her dreams, then to embark on a journey that culminated in a career as one of only a handful of stuttering stand-up comedians working today.
How to Join
This event is free and will be on Zoom.
We will send the Zoom access link to everyone who registers in advance for this program. Registration closes on 8/29 at 2 pm.
About Nina G
Nina G was the only woman who stuttered in the stand-up comedy world when she started nine years ago. She co-produced the Comedians with Disabilities Act, a national touring comedy show featuring exclusively comedians with disabilities. She also produced the first compilation album to feature Disabled Comedy Only. Nina’s brand of comedy reflects the experiences of many with disabilities. She tours the country as a conference keynote speaker including at a TEDx talk at San Jose State University. A Huffington Post contributor, she has a doctorate in psychology, teaches at a Bay Area Community College, and lives in Oakland, California. Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen is her second book.
This event will have both ASL interpreters and live CART captioning services.
For any additional accessibility needs, please contact Peter Estes at (415) 546-1333 ext 309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Disability Book Series
The intent of this book reading series is to highlight authors with disabilities, disabled writers, and to interrogate ableism and societal conceptions of disability. We welcome any and all suggestions for future authors, free venues in San Francisco, and feedback as to how our events can be more accessible, inclusive, or generally better.