Book these women for your comedy festivals, showcases and panels for 2018
We’re almost one year removed from the first wave of mainstream media attention toward the underreported and overlooked mistreatment of women in all walks of life (but particularly in comedy and show business, as Tig Notaro’s second season of One Mississippi shone a spotlight on the hars... [Read More]
Katy Brand: 'We don’t want to replace men – we just want equal airtime'
The actor and comedian explains how her debut play, 3Women, captures the age divide within feminism – and the defiance of the #MeToo eraI recently gave a talk at a girls’ high school. I mention this not only because I am a virtue-signalling monster but also because one of the young women... [Read More]
Katy Brand: 'We don’t want to replace men – we just want equal airtime'
The actor and comedian explains how her debut play, 3Women, captures the age divide within feminism – and the defiance of the #MeToo eraI recently gave a talk at a girls’ high school. I mention this not only because I am a virtue-signalling monster but also because one of the young women... [Read More]
A Tour of the All-Women Comedy Shows of Los Angeles
Women in comedy are often seen as solitary creatures, like mountain lions or that bird that fell in love with a statue. Female comics are isolated from each other on bookings and can view each other as competition in the green room. “When I started comedy, there was always only one woman on th... [Read More]
A Tour of the All-Women Comedy Shows of Los Angeles
Women in comedy are often seen as solitary creatures, like mountain lions or that bird that fell in love with a statue. Female comics are isolated from each other on bookings and can view each other as competition in the green room. “When I started comedy, there was always only one woman on th... [Read More]
A Tour of the All-Women Comedy Shows of Los Angeles
Women in comedy are often seen as solitary creatures, like mountain lions or that bird that fell in love with a statue. Female comics are isolated from each other on bookings and can view each other as competition in the green room. “When I started comedy, there was always only one woman on th... [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]
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]
Adult Swim ad seeks “Sexy Female” for comedy special
Who says there aren’t opportunities for women in comedy on Adult Swim? A Craigslist ad appeared today offering $443 per day for a “SEXY FEMALE” with SAG-AFTRA union card between the ages of 25-55, “any ethnicity,” who’s willing to wear “bondage attire”... [Read More]
Lydia Towsey: how I discovered the Venus in me
From Botticelli to glossy magazines, women have been idealised and misrepresented for centuries. Performance poet Lydia Towsey reveals how her own near-fatal eating disorder set her on a path to explore new ways of looking at female bodiesBotticelli’s painting of the Birth of Venus was the fir... [Read More]