Wrapping Up Women in Comedy Week

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This week was Women in Comedy week, in which we focused on the wonderful female contributions to the world of comedy over the years. It’s been great! And before we get back to the 51 weeks of the year that I dedicate to Men in Comedy (Just kidding! Please don’t throw me to the Jezebel commenters! I can’t take it, I’m too weak!), I figured it’d be a fun to run through everything lady-centric that went up this week, just in case you missed anything.

-Dyna Moe’s Illustrated Comediennes of the Stand-Up Boom: Elayne Boosler, Judy Tenuta, Ellen Degeneres, Paula Poundstone, Rita Rudner

-In Defense of Judd Apatow’s Female Characters

-The Groundbreaking Women of Sketch Comedy

-An Extended Interview with Former Colbert Report Head Writer Allison Silverman

-The Forgotten Brilliance of Popular

-A Day in the Life of Julie Klausner, a Woman in Comedy

-Why More Women Should Write Comedy: a Mathematical (But Not Boring) Study

-Watching Clueless for the First Time

-How Rosie O’Donnell Taught Women to Take Risks

-The Fifth Marx Brother Was a Sister

-The Life of the Road Warrior with Nikki Glaser

-Mrs. Show: The Women Behind a Comedy Classic

-Roseanne, Rhea and the Rise of the Female Sitcom Star

-No More Chick Flicks, Please

-Political Comedy’s Gender Gap

And as usual, here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:

BillCosby Bukowski

Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses

Deliverance 2011

Frank’s Netflix Tour

The Actress: The Crazy Maker