Incoming Podcast: Navy Veteran Allison Gill On Metabolizing Trauma Through Comedy
Allison Gill is a musician, stand-up comedian, and host of the Webby Award-winning podcast, "Mueller She Wrote."
Her art has led to her to tackle topics such as sexual assault and social injustice through a confrontational and hilarious dark humor that manages to make scathing points about humanity and society, while still being objectively hilarious.
A former Navy nuke, Gill cites a sexual assault early in her military life as the catalyst that drove her to uncomfortable subjects later in her work, partially as a means to take control over her trauma. Later, she recognized that in order to let her pain go, she had to let her jokes about her trauma go, too.
In a new episode of KPBS Explore podcast "Incoming," Gill speaks to host Justin Hudnall about that, the changing nature of comedy’s role in an increasingly self-scrutinizing society and how much fun it is to make people feel bad for laughing.