‘Rick and Morty’ Writers on Adult Swim’s Lack of Shows by Women: “I Don’t Think It’s Too Late to Change Things”
Rick and Morty recently kicked off its third season on Adult Swim, and three episodes in, it’s already received plenty of rave reviews online. Season 3 also marks the first time that Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland added women to their writing staff, and The Hollywood Reporter recently spok... [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]
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]
Brett Gelman splits from Adult Swim
I want to applaud Splitsider and the site's lead writer, Megh Wright, for fighting the good fight for the past several months against the ongoing sexism at Adult Swim, as well as its apparent support for the racism and misogyny masquerading as code words of the "alt-right." Wright's extensive report... [Read More]
Brett Gelman Says He’s Severed Ties with Adult Swim Due to Their Treatment of Women
Adult Swim came under fire this year after it was revealed that they have no projects in the works by women, and now, one of the network’s stars has taken a stand by refusing to work with them going forward. On Twitter, Brett Gelman revealed that he’s “severed ties” with Adul... [Read More]
Former Adult Swim Employee: “Our Boss Had Said He’d Never Let a Woman Be on Staff”
Back in June, we took a closer look at Adult Swim’s slate of upcoming TV projects and discovered that out of 47 series creators, there wasn’t a single woman listed in the bunch. At the time, a rep from the network said they were “always on the lookout” for new voices, but a q... [Read More]
Rashida Jones Challenges Stephen Colbert with Some Sexist Interview Questions
Here’s a clip from Rashida Jones’s visit to Friday night’s Late Show, where she gives Stephen Colbert a few quick tips on how to be a feminist and takes the opportunity to turn the tables by presenting him with a bunch of very common, very sexist interview questions she gets all th... [Read More]
Rashida Jones Challenges Stephen Colbert with Some Sexist Interview Questions
Here’s a clip from Rashida Jones’s visit to Friday night’s Late Show, where she gives Stephen Colbert a few quick tips on how to be a feminist and takes the opportunity to turn the tables by presenting him with a bunch of very common, very sexist interview questions she gets all th... [Read More]
Rashida Jones Challenges Stephen Colbert with Some Sexist Interview Questions
Here’s a clip from Rashida Jones’s visit to Friday night’s Late Show, where she gives Stephen Colbert a few quick tips on how to be a feminist and takes the opportunity to turn the tables by presenting him with a bunch of very common, very sexist interview questions she gets all th... [Read More]
Samantha Bee, iOWest give voice and take action to women in comedy against sexual harassment and assault
In case you missed it, the past couple of weeks have borne witness to some significant strides forward toward shining a light on the plight of women in comedy. Particularly when it comes to harassment and sexual abuse. First and foremost, Charna Halpern confirmed that she had fired an artistic ... [Read More]