Posts tagged "women in comedy"

“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 | March 29, 2012 - 1:20 pm

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 | January 24, 2012 - 4:40 pm

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 | January 17, 2012 - 5:40 pm

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 | January 16, 2012 - 5:20 pm

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 | January 4, 2012 - 2:45 pm

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 | November 10, 2011 - 12:20 pm

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 | October 28, 2011 - 3:00 pm

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 | October 7, 2011 - 4:40 pm

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 | September 28, 2011 - 9:20 am

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 | September 19, 2011 - 2:20 pm

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 | May 23, 2011 - 12:20 pm

“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 | May 16, 2011 - 12:20 pm

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 | May 15, 2011 - 2:30 pm

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 | May 13, 2011 - 11:00 am

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 | June 15, 2010 - 1:00 pm

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 | June 10, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Mind Of Man: Funny Women Are A Natural Resource

According to highly scientific polls, 15 percent of women think staring is cheating, 45 percent have tried the “fingernail” diet, and 99 percent rate a sense of humor as the…

John DeVore | June 9, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Samantha Bee Talks Princesses, Airbrushing And Her Vagina In Part 2 Of Our Frisky Q&A

Watch your bestseller-list ass, Chelsea Handler. For years, Samantha Bee has been giving brain boners as Most Senior Correspondent on “The Daily Show” and now Canada’s finest import has published…

Jessica Wakeman | June 8, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Vanity Fair Is The Real Debbie Downer

One of our favorite Saturday Night Live characters ever was Debbie Downer, played beautifully by Rachel Dratch. New York asked her how she felt about being left out…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 7, 2008 - 6:00 pm
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