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Women In Comedy Week

  1. Wrapping Up Women in Comedy WeekThis 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 […]
  2. Political Comedy’s Gender GapI had no idea whether current events would overlap with Splitsider’s Women in Comedy week, but then Michele Bachmann happened. At first I was […]
  3. No More Chick Flicks, PleaseSay the phrase “chick flicks” and usually everyone around you, male or female, will roll their eyes. The prevailing notion is that “chick […]
  4. Roseanne, Rhea, and the Rise of the Female Sitcom StarWomen have proven they could be funny since the beginning of television; there were female comedy stars on shows like SNL, Lilly Tomlin on […]
  5. Illustrated Comediennes of the Stand-Up Boom: Rita RudnerIn the rush of the 80s-90s stand-up boom, newly-emerging pay-cable began augmenting their normally scheduled soft-core pornography and repeated […]
  6. Mrs. Show: The Women Behind a Comedy ClassicAnyone who took the “Mr. Show Boys Club” sketch at face value might be tempted to skype Gloria Steinem immediately after watching it. The scene […]
  7. The Life of the Road Warrior with Nikki GlaserThe Road. It surfaces in every conversation about stand-up comedy. It’s concrete and tangible, but it’s also metaphorical and can take on an […]
  8. The Fifth Marx Brother Was a SisterGroucho Marx called her “practically the fifth Marx Brother” and she appeared in nearly 60 films in a career spanning four decades, but the […]
  9. Illustrated Comediennes of the Stand-Up Boom: Paula PoundstoneIn the rush of the 80s-90s stand-up boom, newly-emerging pay-cable began augmenting their normally scheduled soft-core pornography and repeated […]
  10. How Rosie O’Donnell Taught Women to Take Risks“Golf is not a sport. Golf is men in ugly pants, walking.” If you were in my presence in Southern Indiana in the early 1990s, you might, […]
  11. Illustrated Comediennes of the Stand-Up Boom: Ellen DeGeneresIn the rush of the 80s-90s stand-up boom, newly-emerging pay-cable began augmenting their normally scheduled soft-core pornography and repeated […]
  12. Watching Clueless For the First TimeSeeing as how it’s Women In Comedy week here at Splitsider, I thought it would be appropriate to watch a comedy from a female writer and/or […]
  13. Why More Women Should Write Comedy: A Mathematical (But Not Boring) StudyThe notion that women aren’t funny is as old as the people still bringing it up. These days in comedy, funny women are everywhere. And yet the […]
  14. A Day in the Life of Julie Klausner, a Woman in Comedy(Ghostwritten by Alex Scordelis, a man) 3 AM: My alarm goes off. Women in comedy have to be early risers! My alarm clock is a giant TV screen […]
  15. The Forgotten Brilliance of PopularIn 1999, I was a junior theatre major at a performing arts high school, in a class that was about 60% female and 30% gay boys. Though Will & […]
  16. An Extended Interview with Former ‘Colbert Report’ Head Writer Allison […]In And Here’s the Kicker, Mike Sacks talked to some of the biggest names in comedy writing, including Dick Cavett, David Sedaris and Robert […]
  17. The Groundbreaking Women of Sketch ComedyTelevision sketch comedy has long been a male-dominated field. Although women have gained a lot of ground over the last few decades, many of […]
  18. Illustrated Comediennes of the Stand-Up Boom: Judy TenutaIn the rush of the 80s-90s stand-up boom, newly-emerging pay-cable began augmenting their normally scheduled soft-core pornography and repeated […]
  19. In Defense of Judd Apatow’s Female CharactersI’m not going to lie: I’m pretty excited that Judd Apatow is working on another movie for Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s characters from Knocked […]
  20. Illustrated Comediennes of the Stand-Up Boom: Elayne BooslerBetween 1978 and 1988, over 300 comedy clubs with names like “Chucklehead’s” and “The Ha Ha Hut” sprung up across the US, ushering in an era […]
  21. Welcome to Women in Comedy Week at SplitsiderAt this point, the question “are women funny?” isn’t just offensive, it shows a complete lack of knowledge about comedy and belies a terrible […]