July 16, 2021

EP. 67 — Beth Stelling

Stand-up comedian and writer Beth Stelling joins Jameela this week to discuss her mental health during lockdown; why she quit and then un-quit stand-up; her experience after she spoke up about her sexual assault; how painful probing questions about traumatic experiences can be, especially from female journalists; and how she wants to see more hope and redemption in the world. Check out her special Girl Daddy on HBOMax.

Transcript

Jameela: [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jamella Jamil, I hope you’re well. I’m fine. I am. Yeah, I’m doing a new job. And if you want to know what that job is, you can head over to my Instagram. I did a little announcement, which is something I don’t normally do, but this job is so ridiculous that I had to I had to just make a twenty second moment of it on social media because it’s the well it’s my biggest blag yet. And if you followed me for a while online or you’ve been listening to this podcast, you’ll know why it’s so ridiculous for me to be doing this and how excited I must be. And also terrified. And that’s the last I’ll say on it, because I’ll just leave it to you to say if you want to investigate. Um, OK. So more importantly, today’s guest is exceptional. She is one of the great young stand ups of our generation, I feel like. And her last special Girl Daddy is so inspi

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