'I had to relearn how to be funny': comedian Lou Conran on her show about baby loss
Lou Conran terminated her pregnancy after five months when she discovered her baby would not survive outside the womb. Now, she is telling her story at the Edinburgh fringe“Nobody has cried through the previews,” says Lou Conran, “so it can’t be that bad.” The standup, ... [Read More]
It’s Time for Male Allies in Comedy to Step Up
In 2015, just before his debut as host of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert penned a thoughtful article for Glamour asserting his intention to use his new platform as a way to celebrate women’s voices. Stating the obvious, he noted that “while there are many talented female comedians o... [Read More]
The State Of Women In Comedy According To One Woman In Comedy, by Sara Schaefer
This essay originally appeared on Medium and is republished here with permission by the author. What are female comics doing these days? What’s the situation? Did we solve it yet? I’d like to check in and take stock. But before I do that, I should say this: I’m just one lady and my... [Read More]
Iliza Shlesinger Came After Other Female Comics, and It Did Not Go Well
As the host of a new late night show on Freeform, Iliza Shlesinger has been having a very successful 2017 so far, but this week the standup has come under fire for some comments she made about women in comedy. It all started with an interview with Shlesinger Deadline posted on Monday, in which she&r... [Read More]
‘Three Women’: A New Short with an Old Method
From the opening frame, Three Women brought back the smell of Blockbuster Video. Not the smell of bulldozed drywall dust in 2007, the smell of candy and freshly vacuumed carpeting in 1996. From the lounge-y tinsel town score to its muted golden glow and perseverating dialogue, watching thi... [Read More]
Rachel Dratch Returns Home for the Women in Comedy Festival
Exactly one week before her homecoming, Rachel Dratch appeared on Saturday Night Live to reprise her role as Denise alongside Jimmy Fallon’s Sully, the “Boston teens.” The sketch saw the now-grown teens escorting their college-bound daughter (Kate McKinnon) on a tour of Harvar... [Read More]
Rachel Dratch Returns Home for the Women in Comedy Festival
Exactly one week before her homecoming, Rachel Dratch appeared on Saturday Night Live to reprise her role as Denise alongside Jimmy Fallon’s Sully, the “Boston teens.” The sketch saw the now-grown teens escorting their college-bound daughter (Kate McKinnon) on a tour of Harvar... [Read More]
We need to talk about black women in comedy: VH1’s “All Jokes Aside”
If you think it’s still tough out there in the comedy trenches for a woman wanting to make it as a stand-up, then just imagine what it must be like for a black women. Heck, don’t imagine it. Go out and talk to some black women in comedy. That’s what the new short documentary, All [... [Read More]
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with sketches and stand-up from Will Ferrell, Wyatt Cenac, Adam Sandler, Reggie Watts and more
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and you know what that means: you have an excuse to avoid work and watch these… MORE Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with sketches and stand-up from Will Ferrell, Wyatt Cenac, Adam Sandler, Reggie Watts and more appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Why aren’t female comedians funny? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Ayesha Hazarika
Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesWe live in a time of profound change and challenge and even though we think we know it all, there are still some big existential questions that plague... [Read More]