415 - Grace Petrie

“Socialist, feminist, lesbian, protest singer” Grace Petrie made her first foray into “official” standupdom this year with a phenomenal Edinburgh debut, in which as well as skewering transphobes and bigots, she managed to extend genuine empathy towards them - all while being very, very funny.

As well as talking about her comedy origins as a support act for Josie Long and Robin Ince and her work with The Guilty Feminist podcast, we discover the peace she’s made with her impostor syndrome, and get deeply involved in the responsibility she feels to look inside herself and to not deny people their feelings.

22mins of extras available exclusively to the Insiders Club include Grace on how she maintains her activism in the face of criticism and despair, and we learn the transferable skills between writing a protest song and a standup routine…

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