Stand-Up Comedy Is Not Dying, Your Privilege Is

Cristina Ouch
8 min readAug 1, 2018

If I had a nickel for every time a White male comic explained to me what “real” comedy is, I’d remain crushed in lower-middle class under the weight of the institutional systems of oppression that limit Hispanic females’ earning power to that of 62 cents to the dollar. In other words, White male comics have become the self-appointed ambassadors of maintaining the sanctity of comedy. They wax poetic about…

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Cristina Ouch

Cristina was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and has a BA in English and two MAs in Psychology. She is a professional writer, editor, lecturer, and comedian.