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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

Chelsea Handler Is Leaving “Chelsea Lately”

Chelsea Handler’s manager confirmed she is leaving “Chelsea Lately” after seven years on E! and is being courted by “at least seven suitors” for projects to do next. Chelsea,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2014 - 10:30 am

The Soapbox: Comedy Still Sees What Men Think Is Funny As The Default Human Experience

Recently, London comedian Jenny Collier tweeted a screen grab of an email she received from a booker informing her that she was kicked off a show because there were too…

Katrin Higher | March 20, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Why Will Ferrell’s New Female-Focused Production Department Isn’t Cause For Celebration

Yesterday, Will Ferrell’s company, Gary Sanchez Productions, announced that it is launching a female-focused film and television department called Gloria Sanchez Productions. The idea came from Jessica Elbaum, an exec…

Emily Winter | February 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

“Saturday Night Live” Adds Two Black Women To Writers’ Room Staff

Good news in Today’s Lady News, for once: “Saturday Night Live” has added two Black women to its writing staff beginning this month. LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones are…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2014 - 6:30 pm