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Now hear this!

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Now Hear This!

type:
Stage
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Kathy Buckley

We gave it a B+

Hearing impaired but mistakenly labeled as mentally retarded when she was 7, Kathy Buckley battled through more setbacks by age 30 than most of us face in a lifetime: She was sexually abused, crushed by a Jeep, and diagnosed with cervical cancer. And while this isn’t typical fodder for laughs, the striking, six-foot comedian manages to pull it off in her autobiographical one-woman show. With her snarky, ironic delivery, Buckley cuts through most of the sentimentality with giggly bits about pronouncing ”fever” as ”beaver” and the joys of hearing herself pee for the first time. B+

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