I just enjoyed watching Julia Sweeney's God Said "Ha!" monologue on HULU. Below is a review that describes it well.
Filmed version of comedy performer Julia Sweeney's monologue where she describes the circumstances of her life in the 1990's where her beloved brother Mike was diagnosed with cancer and he and various other family members moved into her home.
Ms. Sweeney strikes a beautiful balance between delivering laughs and being serious. She is bright, articulate, genial, and creates loving portraits of the people in her life. Listening to her tell these stories, I feel like I am really getting to know these people.
Her delivery is always right on the money when she is telling one of the funnier stories. When it's time for her to recount the more painful memories of this time in her life, the effect is heart-wrenching. I feel genuine sympathy for her and her family and the sadness is profound.
Ultimately, this little film rests entirely on her ability to engage viewer emotions and tell these interesting stories. It's really a pleasure to watch this because I really feel like I am in some way becoming acquainted with her and sharing her experiences.
Even after learning that she had developed a rare form of cervical cancer herself, she couldn't let it devastate her. She still had her brother to take care of during his last days, and ultimately, did what had to be done. Life went on for her, as it does for all of us.