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5 Lady Comic Memoirs, Ranked (Spoiler: #1 Is Not Bossypants)

5 Lady Comic Memoirs, Ranked (Spoiler: #1 Is Not Bossypants)

There’s a lot to look forward to this fall, like crunchy leaves and pumpkin everything and not being so hot you want to die, but there’s one thing that stands out: I’m talking about a book. But not just any book — it’s a book by AMY POEHLER. And it’s her memoir! It’s called Yes Please, and it’s coming out on October 28th, thus making Halloween only the second coolest thing to happen that week.

(Lena Dunham also has a memoir being published in the fall, Not That Kind Of Girl, out on September 30th. It’s also exciting but like, not as exciting as Amy’s.) Keep reading »

Sarah Silverman & Zach Galifianakis Raise $20,000 For The Texas Abortion Fund

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  • Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Retta, Jen Kirkman and others raised around $20,000 at a comedy show on Sunday night called “A Night Of A Thousand Vaginas” to benefit the Texas Abortion Fund. The fund are a group of charities that women in Texas seeking abortions can tap into when facing prohibitive costs and barriers by their conservative state legislature. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Last week, Grantland published an essay about Essay Anne Vanderbilt, the inventor of a golf club, whom the author Caleb Hannum outed as a transgender woman. Fearing how she would be outed once the piece, “Dr. V’s Magical Putter,” was published, Vanderbilt committed suicide during the reporting. Here’s a view pieces that have smart takes on the lack of journalistic ethics that lead to the outing of a trans woman against her will. [Flavorwire, Think Progress, Think Progress]
  • The mother of Daisy Coleman has penned a new piece on xoJane about her daughter’s suicide attempt. [xoJane] Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Women Tell Dirty Jokes, Deal With It

The Soapbox: Women Tell Dirty Jokes, Deal With It
Why Funny Women Rule
Mind of Man
John DeVore on why funny women are a natural resource. Read More »

Dear Variety Columnist Brian Lowry,

You wrote a negative review of Sarah Silverman’s new comedy special, “We Are Miracles,” which aired on HBO Saturday night.

And I get it.

The special felt stale, pointlessly antagonistic, and lacked actual jokes. But worse than the program itself was the bizarrely-gendered language you used to smash it.

The title of your piece, which I can only assume was approved by a Victorian-era ghost, was “Sarah Silverman’s Bad Career Choice: Being as Dirty as the Guys.” In the review, you claim Silverman appeared, “determined to prove she can be as dirty and distasteful as the boys.” Keep reading »

Sarah Silverman Makes Too Many Pottymouth Jokes For A Lady, Says Variety Reviewer

  • A Variety reviewer of Sarah Silverman’s upcoming HBO comedy special objected to the amount of dirty jokes she tells. Gasp! Dirty jokes, you say! Brian Lowry mentioned Silverman’s “looks” as a “career-friendly gift” and then lamented the comedian feels she needs to “prove she can be as dirty and distasteful as the boys.” When did the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey start writing etiquette tips for gentle young ladies in Variety?   [The Wire]
  • “Orange Is The New Black” actress Uzo Aduba has spoken out about Julianne Hough’s blackface Halloween costume as her character Crazy Eyes. “I think maybe it was an unfortunate event, but she apologized and I feel like we can all move on,” said Aduba. [E! Online] Keep reading »

Sarah Silverman Visits Ex Jimmy Kimmel’s Talk Show, Returns Stuff He Left After Their Breakup

Sarah Silverman Visits Ex Jimmy Kimmel's Talk Show, Returns Stuff He Left After Their Breakup
A Hilariously Awkward Good Time Was Had By All

I was really sad when Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman broke up in 2009, because I always found them to be hilarious and endearing together, a pairing that brought the masses humor and joy. Without their coupling, we wouldn’t have had “Fucking Matt Damon” or “Fucking Ben Affleck,” you guys. Well, luckily their split was a relatively amicable one, but it must have been awhile since they saw each other, because Sarah brought a bunch of stuff Jimmy left at her house before their breakup. Hilarious awkwardness ensues. Watch part one above and part two after the jump! Keep reading »

Sarah Silverman & W. Kamau Bell Rehash Sexist Joke On “Totally Biased”

Sarah's Dog Dies
Sarah SIlverman Dog Duck
Sarah Silverman wrote a touching obit for her dog. Read More »
Sarah's Rad Rabbi Sister
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Sarah Silverman's sister got detained for Jewish feminist activism. Read More »
Marriage Is "Gross"
Sorry, boys, but Sarah Silverman is not interested in marriage. Read More »
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"I don't want girls to see me hurt by jokes about age."

Sarah Silverman went on “Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell” on Thursday to hash out … well, a lot of stuff.

First, there were Bell’s problems: eight years ago when Silverman’s comedy/documentary “Jesus Is Magic” came out, Bell wrote an impassioned blog post (on MySpace, which is what we did back then) about how he thought some of her jokes were racist. Now when you Google his name, that post comes up rather highly. But Sarah Silverman had no hard feelings, I guess, because she wanted to work with Bell a couple years ago. All should be well and good, right? Well, no. Silverman recently appeared at the Comedy Central roast of James Franco, where she cracked a bunch of gay jokes. One of the “Totally Biased” comedians responded to her with some (frankly dumb) jokes about how old she looks. Forty-two is practically dead. So W. Kamau Bell played that dumb clip for her while Silverman was his guest on the show and what resulted was a really refreshing conversation about sexism. Keep reading »

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