Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her

Jacqueline Novak
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Jacqueline finds everything embarrassing...except for the obvious. Revealing intimate details of her life to strangers? Her chosen profession. Crying in public? She wrote a book encouraging it. Being caught for even a moment having something resembling self-esteem? Unbearable. As a woman, shame is constantly dumped upon you...in regards to body, beauty, sexual behaviour, and more. As a human, the indignities are near constant. How Embarrassing for Her weaves Novak’s personal stories with completely original stand up to parse what does and does not deserve our embarrassment.

Novak is a New York-based stand-up comedian and author. She has performed stand up on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Her own Comedy Central Presents half hour special came out last year. In 2016, Novak released her first book, ‘How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows’. Her comedy album, ‘Quality Notions’ shows off her versatility covering topics from pizza to Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke.