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Women In Comedy

  1. international affairs
    British Channel ITV Bans All-Male Comedy Writing Teams“I hope that drawing attention to it might start producers thinking about how to address it.”
  2. vulture festival 2018
    How the Ladies of Ibiza Get F*cked-up Around the WorldFrom Orlando to the North Pole.
  3. A Tour of the All-Women Comedy Shows of Los AngelesWomen in comedy are often seen as solitary creatures, like mountain lions or that bird that fell in love with a statue. Female comics are […]
  4. Marc Maron on Louis C.K.: “This Is Obviously a Fucking Massive, Turbulent […]Since last week’s New York Times report was published confirming the long-running rumors about Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct, a handful of […]
  5. The Business of Being a Young Woman in the BusinessIs it possible to be successful and maintain morals in this industry when you feel like “the bad guys” are winning?
  6. Tig Notaro Speaks Out on Louis C.K. Sexual Misconduct RumorsBack in April, Tig Notaro revealed that she and Louis C.K. hadn’t spoken in a year and a half when she decided to speak up about Saturday Night […]
  7. ‘Rick and Morty’ Writers on Adult Swim’s Lack of Shows by Women: “I Don’t […]Rick and Morty recently kicked off its third season on Adult Swim, and three episodes in, it’s already received plenty of rave reviews online. […]
  8. It’s Time for Male Allies in Comedy to Step UpIn 2015, just before his debut as host of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert penned a thoughtful article for Glamour asserting his intention to use […]
  9. more bad moms
    Toni Collette, Bridget Everett and More Party Away in the Fun Mom Dinner TrailerHighlights: Molly Shannon drunkenly flips a guy over a table, and Toni Collette delivers the line “a mother can never run out of milk!” with gusto.
  10. Iliza Shlesinger Came After Other Female Comics, and It Did Not Go WellAs the host of a new late night show on Freeform, Iliza Shlesinger has been having a very successful 2017 so far, but this week the standup has […]
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    Here’s a Small But Important Bit of Progress for Women in ComedyFemale representation in comedy continues to improve.
  12. ‘M*A*S*H’ Star Loretta Swit Explains How She Helped Turn ‘Hot Lips’ […]One of the many reasons M*A*S*H was such a beloved and wildly successful series was Loretta Swit, the lone female star of the show who played […]
  13. The First Comedy School for Teenage Girls Aims to Improve Comedy Farm TeamsIt’s a great time for women in comedy, or so the conventional wisdom goes these days. An all-female Ghostbusters is imminent, women like Maria […]
  14. 47 Men, 0 Women: Why Doesn’t Adult Swim Order Shows from Female Creators?More and more, places like SNL, late night shows, and major primetime network series are being called out for their lack of diversity: Variety […]
  15. Inside This Weekend’s Huge ‘Women in Comedy’ Photo Shoot “All right, everyone. Lean in!” This past Saturday, in Brooklyn, over 200 women gathered together at Littlefield for a photo opportunity […]
  16. These 26 Female Comedians Would Gladly Accept a Late Night Hosting JobFrom the Late Show and Daily Show writing staffs to Vanity Fair’s recent cover story on why late night is currently “better than ever” despite […]
  17. Women’s Progress in Primetime TV Has Stalled Since the 2000s, According to […]Another year means another “Boxed In” study by San Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, and like last year’s […]
  18. Nell Scovell on Women in Television: ‘We Need to Change the Odds So More […]In the wake of the news that just 2 out of The Late Show’s 19 staff writers are women despite Stephen Colbert’s promise to “lean in,” longtime […]
  19. Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Fans Start a Petition for Gender Pay Equality […]The debut season of Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda’s wonderful new Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie premiered on the streaming network last month, […]
  20. Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Ellie Kemper Comment on […]The Hollywood Reporter recently sat down for a roundtable interview with some of today’s top comedy actresses to chat about everything from […]
  21. The Broad City Plan for World DominationThe second season is just a first act.
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    The Broad City Plan for World DominationThe second season is just a first act.
  23. Study Confirms That Primetime TV Is Getting Tougher for WomenSan Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film recently released the results of their 17th annual “Boxed In” study, […]
  24. Craig Ferguson Thinks His Late Night Replacement Should ‘Unquestionably Be […]“Back in May, Craig [Ferguson] and I switched places so I could ‘audition’ for the job he’s vacating at the end of the year—and guess what, the […]
  25. Cameron Esposito Answers the Age-Old Question ‘What’s It Like to Be a […]As part of her ongoing A.V. Club column, standup Cameron Esposito has a new feature out today called “What It’s Like to Be a Woman in Comedy” […]
  26. Oxygen Orders Female Comedian Docu-Series ‘Funny Girls’The Oxygen network – home to such television treasures as Killer Couples, I’m Having Their Baby, and My Shopping Addiction – is attempting to […]
  27. Welsh Standup Jenny Collier Booted from Show Over ‘Too Many Women’ on the […]On Friday, Welsh standup Jenny Collier tweeted out a screenshot of an email regarding a comedy gig she had booked in the Surrey town of […]
  28. Taking a Closer Look at the Female-Centric Gloria Sanchez Productions with […]Comedy’s infamous lack of gender (and racial) diversity has remained a relentlessly discussed issue lately, especially since SNL made the […]
  29. Paul Feig to Produce, Maybe Direct Another Female ComedyAs he’s wont to do.
  30. A New Angle on an Exhausted Debate in ‘Women Aren’t Funny’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  31. Talking to Yael Kohen, Author of ‘We Killed’, About Women in ComedyThere are, obviously, a lot of women in comedy, and some of them are doing quite well for themselves. But as baffling as it seems, some people […]
  32. Let’s Pick Apart This God-Awful Article About How Pretty Women Can’t Be […]Oh, Jesus. If you’d prefer to avoid getting angry at your computer screen, do not read Ashley Fetters’ new piece for The Atlantic, Why Do So […]
  33. Shut the Fuck Up, Adam CarollaLarry Getlen over at the Post interviewed Adam Carolla today, and, well, he didn’t really hold back when it came to his feelings towards women […]
  34. ‘Funny people are flawed people’On the one hand, this TV season has had more sitcoms staring women than any in recent memory, which is good! On the other hand, all those funny […]
  35. Judd Apatow: ‘I got bored of penises.’“I got bored of penises. I said, ‘enough of that.’ No, I just like immaturity, I like to show people struggle and try to figure out who they […]
  36. Boy, Two and a Half Men Co-Creator Lee Aronsohn Sounds Like a Real PrickThe latest crop of new network sitcoms from the past year or so feature a whole lot that are female-fronted, from Whitney and Two Broke Girls […]
  37. The TV Guide Network Is Getting Into the Comedy Mix With StandUp in […]Let’s put aside the fact that the TV Guide Network’s new female standup show hosted by The Office’s Kate Flannery is called StandUp in […]
  38. This ‘Women of Community’ Round Table Makes March 15 Seem Very Far AwayWhat could be greater than a discussion with Community’s Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, and writer Megan Ganz? Maybe if they […]
  39. How a Female Comic Was Assaulted Onstage Last NightLast night, standup comic Gaby Dunn was sexually harassed while performing at a small show in the East Village. She wrote about her experience […]
  40. Jimmy Fallon Is Being Sued for ‘Gender Bias’ Against MenJimmy Fallon and NBC Universal are being sued for discrimination by Paul Tarascio, a former Late Night stage manager. Tarascio claims that he […]
  41. Eddie Brill Responds to His New York Times ProfileEddie Brill was the subject of Jason Zinoman’s comedy column last week in the New York Times, and he didn’t come off looking too good. The most […]
  42. 2011: The Year of Women in Sitcoms, at Least According to the Liberal MediaMan Up! Last Man Standing. Two and a Half Men. In my day, it was Three Men and they didn’t even need a woman to raise a baby. These days, […]
  43. Is ABC’s Work It Unfair to Women? Work It, ABC’s upcoming comedy about men dressing as women to get jobs, does not look like it’s breaking any records for being funny. But it […]
  44. Times Highlights New Trend of Brash Female ComicsThe second edition of the The New York Times’ new comedy column gets right into the nitty-gritty with a conversation about female comics’ rape […]
  45. Why Isn’t Anna Faris Ever in Great Movies?What’s Your Number?’s numbers are in, and they aren’t good. The movie had “the fifth-worst debut ever for a movie in more than 3,000 theaters,” […]
  46. Talking Shop with Some Female Late Night Writers at the WGA West Diversity […]Last Friday night, the WGA West brought together a bunch of funny ladies for yet another serious discussion on the issue of women in late night […]
  47. Amy Schumer Shows Us How to Be Funny and Also a Lady Amy Schumer took some time out of her busy female schedule of getting her toenails painted in pastel plaid and calling her ex-boyfriends to […]
  48. Everyone Still Wondering Why There Are No Women TV WritersA recent and super-depressing study showing that the percentage of female TV writers has halved over the last four years has prompted another […]
  49. On Funny Women, Feminism, and Being PrettyI’ll admit it. When I go to an improv show and I see a woman on stage, I brace myself. “Please be funny, please be funny.” Why do I do that? […]
  50. Mind the Gap: The Awkward Filthiness of Nighty NightFor this installment, we are going back to a classic: the 2004-2005 mindfuck that is Nighty Night. Julia Davis writes and stars as the most […]
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