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Cameron Esposito streaming ‘Rape Jokes’ standup special to benefit RAINN

Cameron Esposito

Six months ago, Cameron Esposito began work on a comedy special about sexual assault from the perspective of a survivor. She worked on the material in front of small audiences through seven cities, then taped the special over two sets at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. On June 11, she released Rape Jokes through her website, where it’s streaming for free, and available for purchase with a donation to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).

True to its name, Rape Jokes talks about rape, but Cameron touches on lots of other subjects over the course of the hour-long special, too. She bridges the personal — growing up in a strict Catholic household, realizing she was gay, getting her first period (there’s a particularly hilarious tampon-as-battering-ram bit) — with the more political, including Trump, the absurdity of our current healthcare system where ridesharing services are asked to act as ambulances and possibly even therapists, and politically correct language. The special is totally hilarious and had me crying with laughter multiple times while watching. Julien Baker agrees:

You can stream Rape Jokes on

Cameron also has upcoming standup performances through the fall – see all her tour dates below.

Cameron Esposito – 2018 Tour
Thu 19 Jul 2018 The Pinhook Durham, NC
Sun 22 Jul 2018 The Pinhook Durham, NC
Sat 28 Jul 2018 Loveloud Festival Salt Lake City, UT
Thu 02 Aug 2018 Comedy Club on State Madison, WI
Sat 04 Aug 2018 Comedy Club on State Madison, WI
Fri 28 Sep 2018 The Vic Chicago, IL
Sat 29 Sep 2018 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
Sun 30 Sep 2018 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
Mon 01 Oct 2018 The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
Tue 02 Oct 2018 Grog Shop Cleveland
Wed 03 Oct 2018 Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA
Thu 04 Oct 2018 Comedy Zone Harrisburg New Cumberland, PA
Fri 05 Oct 2018 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Sat 06 Oct 2018 The Wilbur Boston, MA
Fri 12 Oct 2018 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Sat 13 Oct 2018 Revolution Hall Portland, OR
Sun 14 Oct 2018 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
Thu 01 Nov 2018 ComedyWorks Denver, Co
Sat 03 Nov 2018 ComedyWorks Denver, Co

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