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

You Know You Want To Watch Vintage Tina Fey And Rachel Dratch

Okay, “vintage” might be pushing it, because this was filmed only 15 years ago. My point is, this video of a two-woman show by Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch is…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm

The Stars Of “Broad City” Are Feminists

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the brilliant comedic duo behind “Broad City,” chose not to join the ranks of female stars who dodge the f-word, and I love them for it. When…

Claire Hannum | June 28, 2014 - 10:00 am

Emma Thompson Has A Really Funny Joke About Yeast Infections

“There was one standup routine I used to do about thrush or candida [yeast infections]. I used to do a lot about sexually transmitted diseases. I don’t know about now…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Frisky Rant: “Walk Of Shame”‘s Problematic Plot Shames Sex Workers & Drug Addicts For Cheap Laughs

Oh, I wanted to like “Walk Of Shame.” I wanted to love it. What’s not to love about a movie starring Elizabeth Banks, Gillian Jacobs and Tig Notaro? I was…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Jerry Lewis: “Aggression” In Women Comedians Isn’t Nice

“Seeing a woman project the kind of aggression that you have to project as a comic just rubs me wrong. And they’re funny — I mean you got some very,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 14, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Stephen Colbert To Replace David Letterman As “Late Show” Host

CBS announced today that Stephen Colbert has signed a five-year contract to replace David Letterman as host of the “Late Show” when Letterman retires next year. In a statement, Colbert…

Jessica Wakeman | April 10, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Funny Ladies: 6 Hysterical Female Comedy Duos You Need To Get Into Right Now

You never forget your first time. For me, it was five years ago. I’d just moved to Los Angeles and wanted to meet new people. I stood in line outside…

Leslie Simon | April 10, 2014 - 11:30 am

Frisky Q&A: Great Author Sara Benincasa Talks Young Adult Fiction, Zelda Fitzgerald & Women In Comedy

A show of hands: who had to read The Great Gatsby in school?

Most of us, right? You’re probably overly familiar with the tale of Jay Gatsby and…

Jessica Wakeman | April 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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