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Tig Notaro On Dating With Breast Cancer

The doctor has prepared me for more weight loss and losing my hair. Dating isn’t the main focus here, but it’s fresh in my mind, because I just got out…

Jessica Wakeman |

Chelsea Handler Addresses Rumors She Slept Her Way To The Top

“I so didn’t, and I so don’t care about you asking about it.”
— That is Chelsea Handler’s response to a journalist for Marie Claire @Work asking her about…

Jessica Wakeman |

Mindy Kaling Won’t Answer Your Stupid “Are Women Funny?” Question

“The Office” actress/writer Mindy Kaling is so over this “Are women funny?” conversation. (As am I.) While speaking to the Television Critics Association, Kaling was asked about recent pay-attention-to-meeeee

Jessica Wakeman |

Watch “StandUp In Stilettos” This Saturday!

Get real, girl, you are not going be able to get those opening weekend tickets for “Magic Mike.” Instead, park your butt on the couch this Saturday night at 10/9c…

Jessica Wakeman |

“Saturday Night Live” Adds Lady Cast Member Kate McKinnon

Squee! Rumor has it “Saturday Night Live” has added a female cast member named Kate McKinnon and she is someone we already know and love around these parts! Kate starred…

Jessica Wakeman |

Funny Or Die Removed Comic’s “Obscene” Breastfeeding Skit (NFSW)

… because what is more obscene than feeding your hungry children?!  I mean, UGH.

I am being hyperbolic; the comedy site Funny Or Die was not. Comedian Ahna…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Sexist “Letterman” Comedy Booker Removed From Job

The “Late Show With David Letterman” comic booker who made a sexist comment about female comedians in the New York Times this weekend has been removed from his job.

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Letterman’s Comedy Booker Makes Dig At Female Comics

“The Late Show with David Letterman”‘s comedy booker, Eddie Brill, was profiled in The New York Times this weekend, and was asked about how only one woman (Karen Rontowski)…

Jessica Wakeman |

How Could You Do A “Bridesmaids” Sequel Without Kristen Wiig?

If Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy (and Chris O’Dowd and Jon Hamm, yum) were to star in “Bridesmaids 2,” I would buy tickets tomorrow even if the movie hadn’t started…

Jessica Wakeman |

Mindy Kaling Isn’t Dumb Just Because She’s Girly

“I think people still think that I’m like my character [on “The Office”], or that because I like girly things and I have a lilt in my voice that I’m…

Jessica Wakeman |

In Defense Of “Whitney”

Over the summer I learned Whitney Cummings, whom I loved from “Chelsea Lately” (a show I watch religiously), would be starring in a sitcom herself and would be producing a…

Jessica Wakeman |

The “Bridesmaids” Sex Tape Is All Kinds Of Wrong

Was there ever any doubt that Melissa McCarthy goes there and then goes 100 paces farther? Add the “Bridesmaids” sex tape as another piece evidence in the case for her…

Jessica Wakeman |

Whitney Cummings Says It’s OK To Be Pretty In Comedy

“When I first started doing stand-up, I would wear hoodies and no makeup and I would wear my hair back and sneakers. I used to self-deprecate a lot: I just…

Jessica Wakeman |

NY Times Reporter Asks Whitney Cummings About Sleeping Her Way To The Top

Whitney Cummings scored prime real estate this weekend on the interview page of The New York Times Magazine. As a Whitney fan and someone who is really excited for “Whitney

Jessica Wakeman |

Chelsea Handler Looks Like A “Playmate,” Says NY Times

“Below the neck, Ms. Handler is arranged along old-fashioned lines. Writers have described her as a California surfer type, but the truth is closer to the fantasy. In person, without…

Jessica Wakeman |

“Bridesmaids” Kicks Ass And Takes Names At The Box Office

We can do it, ladies! The Kristen Wiig/Maya Rudolph comedy “Bridesmaids” blew the roof off all expectations, raking in $24.4 million at the box office on opening weekend — the…

Jessica Wakeman |

Women Can Be Funny Too: “Bridesmaids” And Other Hilarious Female Roles

Finally, an outrageous gross-out comedy starring women! Hollywood isn’t exactly known for producing flicks that maximize funny females. Even Bette Midler has lamented the lack of funny women gracing the…

Moviefone |

Why Is The Lone Plus-Size Woman In “Bridesmaids” Wearing A Different Dress?

Women across the country will be flocking to “Bridesmaids” this weekend, which is good news for everyone: Jessica has confirmed that the movie is laugh-out-loud funny and high ticket sales…

Liz Funk |

Frisky Q&A: Margaret Cho Talks Homicidal Exes And Camel Toe

Margaret Cho, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. There’s your 1994 show “All-American Girl.” Your stand-up comedy concerts like “I’m The One That I Want” and…

Jessica Wakeman |

Will Joan Rivers Be The Next Betty White?

Soon after Betty White hosted “Saturday Night Live,” I remember asking my friend Nate, a fellow “Golden Girls” fanatic, what he thought of all the fuss around White’s meteoric comeback.

Julie Klausner |