Stand Up For Her is a comedy special of firsts: In addition to being Bridget Christie’s first-ever recorded live stand-up show, it’s also Netflix’s first stand-up special from a British female comedian. Christie’s direct-to-Netflix special, filmed at London’s historic Hoxton Hall, is now streaming in the U.S., Canada, U.K. & Eire, Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand.
Christie is an award-winning comic known for her witty, unapologetically political and feminist material, which deals with issues of sex, gender and equality. The Guardian named her stand-up show Because You Demanded It (which she is currently touring) the best of 2016, describing it as “the funniest and most proportionate response” to the then-fresh wound that was Brexit. Even in the considerable heat of that political moment, Christie delivered a rejection of fear and xenophobia that was nonetheless “couched in daft set pieces about horticulture and detours via her husband’s thoughts on labiaplasty.”
In addition to her stand-up success, Christie is an accomplished writer: She’s a former weekend columnist for The Guardian, and has both bylines in The Times, The Sunday Times and The Independent, and an acclaimed book, naturally titled A Book for Her, to her name. If all of this is any indication, that name is one you’ll want to know.
You can stream Christie’s Stand Up For Her via Netflix here now.