Born in the UK from Jewish descent, Venezuelan-American comedian Joanna Hausmann talks with Polivision’s Paul Alonso about her evolution as a comedian, the role of “discomfort” as a central component for satire, intersectional identities and the implications of criticizing the left and right in today’s polarized environment.

Hausmann became initially known as the host of Joanna Rants, a humorous YouTube video series distributed by Flama (Univision’s bilingual digital platform from 2014 to 2016), and later on her own YouTube channel. Her popular videos aim at deconstructing stereotypes and monolithic notions of “latinidad” by showcasing the diversity of Latin American experiences and national cultures.

Polivision is a bilingual and multimedia outlet that covers Latin(o) American and Global Cultures, based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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