Which Comedians Will Follow Pamela Adlon’s Lead and Fire Dave Becky?
An important detail to remember from the New York Times report about Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct is the behavior of C.K.’s manager Dave Becky, a powerful Hollywood figure who represents many big-name comedians and produces some of the most well-known comedy series currently on TV and ... [Read More]
Marc Maron on Louis C.K.: “This Is Obviously a Fucking Massive, Turbulent Learning Moment for Men”
Since last week’s New York Times report was published confirming the long-running rumors about Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct, a handful of comedians have responded to the news by reflecting on their own experiences as well as what lessons the comedy world can learn from this g... [Read More]
Jim Jefferies: “I Was Stupid to Think That People Like Harvey Weinstein Were Rare”
Here’s a clip from last night’s Jim Jefferies Show, where Jefferies recaps the Harvey Weinstein scandal and points out that the issue isn’t just about Weinstein, and it isn’t an issue that’s partisan —  it’s an issue that all men need to address and tak... [Read More]
Seth Meyers Takes “A Closer Look” at Weinstein, Trump, and Systemic Sexism
Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers takes “A Closer Look” at systemic sexism and how men like Harvey Weinstein, Roger Ailes, and Donald Trump use their power to bully their victims into silence for years. Meyers also notes how Republicans like Kellya... [Read More]
Seth Meyers Takes “A Closer Look” at Weinstein, Trump, and Systemic Sexism
Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers takes “A Closer Look” at systemic sexism and how men like Harvey Weinstein, Roger Ailes, and Donald Trump use their power to bully their victims into silence for years. Meyers also notes how Republicans like Kellya... [Read More]
The Business of Being a Young Woman in the Business
As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and produces on her own, but she still encounters a tidal wave of comedy hopefuls looking for the advice, information... [Read More]
‘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]