women in comedy

7 Reasons You Absolutely Need To Know About Comedian Natasha Leggero

She is self-described on her website as “celebrated actress, comedian, and female,” and you can already see her sense of humor there.

Liz Magee | June 22, 2016 - 11:37 am

8 Reasons Ali Wong Is Going To Be The Next Comedian You’re Obsessed With

Female comedians are becoming less and less of an anomaly, but a pregnant stand up comedian? This is a first. Ali Wong is a comedian that you should know about…

Liz Magee | June 1, 2016 - 6:05 pm

“The Headless Women Of Hollywood” Is A Brilliant Feminist Tumblr That You Should Be Following

Comedian and feminist warrior Marcia Belsky has created a Tumblr page that will simultaneously make you laugh and make you very angry. None of us are blind to the still ever-present…

Liz Magee | April 20, 2016 - 4:51 pm

Samantha Bee Is Changing The Late Night Game In The Best Way

Samantha Bee became a corespondent on The Daily Show in 2003. She was the only female correspondent on the show until Kristin Schaal joined in 2008. For many female comedians – or…

Liz Magee | April 20, 2016 - 11:39 am

Why Funny Women Don’t Like Cowardly Men

Rather than focusing on the internalized prejudices of men who crave women who will themselves smaller and more likable in the face of patriarchy, I’d rather focus on the funny

Bronwyn Isaac | November 19, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Former Disney CEO Says Funny, Beautiful Women Are Impossible To Find While We Barf From His Sexism

Former Disney CEO and not beautiful or funny bald piece of shit Michael Eisner was quoted as saying to Goldie Hawn:

“From my position, the hardest artist to…

Katrin Higher | July 4, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Does Amy Schumer Really Have A Race Problem? I’m Not Sure.

Context, folks. It’s all about context.

Megan Reynolds | June 29, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Lisa Lampanelli Talks Divorce, Self-Acceptance & Twitter Haters

Tonight is the premiere of comedian Lisa Lampanelli’s much anticipated fifth stand-up special, “Back to the Drawing Board,” and here’s a little scoop: She’s funnier than ever. The equal opportunity…

Katrin Higher | June 26, 2015 - 2:30 pm

“Let’s Never Apologize For Anything”: The Hollywood Reporter’s Comedy-Actress Roundup Is Amazing

The Hollywood Reporter gathered this year’s possible Emmy-contenders for best comedic actresses, as has become tradition, for a pretty great roundtable. Featuring Tracee Ellis Ross, Lena Dunham, Gina Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Amy Schumer and…

Megan Reynolds | May 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Joan Rivers Showed Women It’s Okay To Be An Asshole (If You Want)

Yesterday, the world lost one of  THE most daring and fearless stand-up comedians we have ever known, male or female. Joan Rivers was a special kind of icon. She is…

Katrin Higher | September 5, 2014 - 11:00 am

Watch The First Episode Of Comedy Duo Garfunkel And Oates’ New Series Online Now!

Set your Tivos: “Garfunkel and Oates,” the new IFC show named after Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci’s musical comedy duo, is premiering August 7th. To get yourself psyched up,…

Claire Hannum | July 31, 2014 - 1:30 pm
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