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]
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]
‘M*A*S*H’ Star Loretta Swit Explains How She Helped Turn “Hot Lips” Houlihan into a Feminist Badass
One of the many reasons M*A*S*H was such a beloved and wildly successful series was Loretta Swit, the lone female star of the show who played the MASH’s head nurse Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan. Over the course of the show’s 11 seasons, Houlihan made a major transformati... [Read More]
The First Comedy School for Teenage Girls Aims to Improve Comedy Farm Teams
It’s a great time for women in comedy, or so the conventional wisdom goes these days. An all-female Ghostbusters is imminent, women like Maria Bamford and Chelsea Handler are getting Netflix shows that represent their comic sensibilities, and Samantha Bee is just one of…one women with a... [Read More]
47 Men, 0 Women: Why Doesn’t Adult Swim Order Shows from Female Creators?
More and more, places like SNL, late night shows, and major primetime network series are being called out for their lack of diversity: Variety recently broke down the low number of female showrunners on the broadcast networks, The Atlantic examined women’s progress in standup with the article ... [Read More]
47 Men, 0 Women: Why Doesn’t Adult Swim Order Shows from Female Creators?
More and more, places like SNL, late night shows, and major primetime network series are being called out for their lack of diversity: Variety recently broke down the low number of female showrunners on the broadcast networks, The Atlantic examined women’s progress in standup with the article ... [Read More]
Women in Comedy class photo 2016, Mindy Tucker does it again
There’s a reason that almost every photo hailing from the comedy community these days are taken by the one and only Mindy Tucker. She’s special. She gets it. She has the eye. And this past weekend in Littlefield, Brooklyn was no different. A reported 200+ women gathered for the Women In ... [Read More]
Inside This Weekend’s Huge “Women in Comedy” Photo Shoot
“All right, everyone. Lean in!” This past Saturday, in Brooklyn, around 300 women gathered together at Littlefield for a photo opportunity reminiscent of class picture day, but with one major difference: everyone in this photo would be a comedian, or a part of New York City’s comed... [Read More]
These 26 Female Comedians Would Gladly Accept a Late Night Hosting Job
From the Late Show and Daily Show writing staffs to Vanity Fair’s recent cover story on why late night is currently “better than ever” despite its total lack of female hosts, gender equality has been a hot late night issue in the past month. To that end, Vulture recently reached ou... [Read More]