Study Confirms That Primetime TV Is Getting Tougher for Women
by Megh Wright San Diego State's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film recently released the results of their 17th annual "Boxed In" study, which analyzes how many women are working behind and in front of the camera in the entertainment world. In the primetime television sphere, women... [Read More]
 
Comedians Alycia Cooper, Shelly Colman Take Top Honors at Ladies of Laughter Competition
Former winners in attendance included Leighann Lord, Chris Rich, Patty Rosborough and Regina DeCicco. The contest was judged by JP Abello, Director of Programming and Scheduling at WEtv, JoAnn Grigioni, Vice President of Talent at Comedy Central, and Chris Mazzilli, owner of Gotham Comedy Club. Aut... [Read More]
 
Ladies of Laughter to Crown Funniest Comedians at Gotham Comedy Club
Past winners of the competition include Tammy Pescatelli, Jane Condon, Dana Eagle, Stephanie Blum, Patty Rosborough and Dena Blizzard. Nationally known comedians such as Amy Schumer, Melissa Rauch, Laurie Kilmartin and Jessica Kirson have also participated in the event.Author informationStage Time M... [Read More]
 
Craig Ferguson Thinks His Late Night Replacement Should "Unquestionably Be a Female"
by Megh Wright "Back in May, Craig [Ferguson] and I switched places so I could 'audition' for the job he's vacating at the end of the year—and guess what, the world did not explode! During the commercial break, Craig used our few minutes off-air to encourage me to go after the position in earn... [Read More]
 
Comedians Shine in ‘Ladies of Laughter’ Contest Kickoff Show
The first of two Ladies of Laughter contest preliminary shows kicked off at Gotham Comedy Club on July 21st as professional and amateur comedians alike competed for a spot in the finals where they will have a chance to win $10,000 worth of prizes and bookings. Author informationChris MileaContributi... [Read More]
 
40 Comedians to Compete for Prestigious ‘Ladies of Laughter’ Titles
The funny ladies will compete for cash prizes, comedy bookings and the prestigious 2014 Ladies of Laughter titles. Past winners include Tammy Pescatelli, Jane Condon, Robin Fox, Dana Eagle and Dena Blizzard.Author informationStage Time MagazineSTAGE TIME is an online magazine that covers the art and... [Read More]
 
Cameron Esposito Answers the Age-Old Question "What's It Like to Be a Woman in Comedy?"
by Megh Wright As part of her ongoing A.V. Club column, standup Cameron Esposito has a new feature out today called "What It's Like to Be a Woman in Comedy" that addresses issues females face in the standup world, why the overload of white male comics should embrace the idea of more diverse lineups,... [Read More]
 
2014 Ladies of Laughter Comedy Competition Accepting Submissions
The 2014 Ladies of Laughter comedy competition is accepting submissions for its summer series. The three-part event produced by Peggy Boyce includes two preliminary shows at Gotham Comedy Club on Monday, July 21, and at Levity Live on Thursday, July 31 with the Grand Finale show returning to Gotham ... [Read More]
 
Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2014: Highlights and checking out the competition
Did you know that there was a bi-coastal tug of war within the comedy community this weekend between Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival? I actually made that up, but it does at very least explain the absence of some of my favorite comics in Portland this weekend. ... [Read More]
 
Oxygen Orders Female Comedian Docu-Series 'Funny Girls'
by Megh Wright The Oxygen network — home to such television treasures as Killer Couples, I'm Having Their Baby, and My Shopping Addiction — is attempting to rebrand with a new slate of original programming, including a docu-series called Funny Girls, THR reports. Here's the slightly crin... [Read More]