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Female Comedians

One Comedian Breaks Down Exactly Why Mocking Trump Is So Dangerous

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 12.14.2016 | Arts

In a sharp column for New York’s Village Voice, comedian Aparna Nancherla explained the dangers of taking President-elect Donald Trump’s absurdit...

Tracey Ullman: 'We Just Need More Women In The Studio System'

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 11.01.2016 | Entertainment

To comedian Tracey Ullman, the world of comedy is full of funny women role models. During a conversation with The Huffington Post’s Lauren Moraski, ...

Amy Schumer Got Over Her Gay Ex-Boyfriend By Getting With A British Sailor

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.04.2017 | Entertainment

Once upon a time, Amy Schumer dated a guy who turned out to be gay. So goes a recently released excerpt from the comedian’s upcoming book Girl with...

'Grace & Frankie''s June Diane Raphael Is Just As Amazing Off-Screen: An Interview

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Shira Hirschman Weiss

"I don't really care if my kids see my work -- I actually hope that they don't see a lot of it (laughs) -- but I hope for a family dynamic that includes sharing a lot of laughter."

Becoming Munatic: How a Bangladeshi Woman is Changing the Rules of Comedy Online

Anushay Hossain | Posted 02.22.2017 | Comedy
Anushay Hossain

It is no small accomplishment that Saudi-born Bangladeshi, Farhana Muna is burning up YouTube with her hilarious comedic characters based around Bangladeshi life and culture. In just four months, Muna, known online as "Munatic," has created a large Internet following.

5 Ways Female Comediennes Have Taught Me To Be Fearless

Claire Davidson | Posted 09.25.2016 | Women
Claire Davidson

When you're passionate about something and work hard, not only will amazing things happen, but you'll make the world a happier place. So whatever you've been putting off: a solo vacation, telling someone how you feel, or pursuing your artistic dreams, life is too short not to go for it.

Who Says Funny Women Aren't Sexy?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.08.2016 | Science

"A man can laugh a woman into bed, but funny females aren't attractive." At least that's what the Daily Mail made of a provocative new study on the ro...

Lisa Lampanelli's Most Sexist Experience In Comedy Involved A 'Penis Puppet'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.26.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Lisa Lampanelli is a comedy veteran -- her fifth stand-up special, "Back To The Drawing Board," premieres Friday on Epix -- but the journey there came...

Why Amy Schumer Is Your New Feminist Best Friend

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.29.2016 | Women
Anushay Hossain

From unattainable beauty standards placed on women to how inaccessible birth control remains to having men debate whether you are good looking enough for TV, it is safe to say that we have found our new feminist best friend.

Grace Helbig's Commencement Speech Reveals Secrets Of Her Success

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.19.2015 | College

Comedian Grace Helbig is a YouTube phenomenon, the star of her own new show on E! and a New York Times bestselling author, but the self-proclaimed "aw...

Your Favorite Women Of 'SNL' Share Show Secrets

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment

To celebrate the 40th anniversay of "Saturday Night Live," Glamour magazine hosted a reunion with 17 of the most memorable female cast members to talk...

21 Moments That Defined Women In Comedy In 2014

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.29.2014 | Comedy

We may have lost Joan Rivers, Jan Hooks and Mrs. Doubtfire, but 2014 was a fine year for women in comedy. Amy Poehler certainly made her mark this ...

Female Comics Are Making a Statement About Feminism, And It's Awesome

Madeline Diamond | Posted 02.14.2015 | College
Madeline Diamond

While gender inequality is still an issue in the entertainment industry and beyond, perhaps humorous yet thought-provoking commentaries are the start of some improvement.

Katla McGlynn

Talking Catcalls And Women In Comedy With Bonnie McFarlane And Marina Franklin | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy

HuffPost Comedy Editors spend all day looking at funny things on the Internet. Now, they have a podcast. This is, "Too Long; Didn't Listen." In...

Chelsea Handler Is Really Sick Of Journalists' Sexist Questions

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.09.2014 | Media

Chelsea Handler has a message for journalists everywhere: all women are not the same. Until she stepped down from her post at E!'s "Chelsea Lately...

I Need To Do Something With My Hair

Carole Montgomery | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

My husband likes to say he's slept with a blonde, brunette AND redhead, and they are all me.

Jen Kirkman Explains the Glamour of the Divorcée

Karen Geier | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy
Karen Geier

I recently spoke to Jen about her life, children and crying in front of Joan Rivers.

This Comedian's Cat Pictures Are Pure Gold

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.12.2014 | Comedy

What's better than one cat? Two cute cats with smushed faces. What's better than that? Their comedian owner constantly mocking them with ridiculous ph...

Kathy Griffin Blasts Sexist Executives

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Kathy Griffin has won two Emmys and one Grammy for her biting brand of comedy, but even a shelf full of awards hasn't saved her from sexism. During...

Comedian: 'I Don't Know' If A Female Late Night Host Would Be 'Confusing'

HuffPost Live | Ali Zaslav | Posted 03.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Comedian Adam Carolla stopped by HuffPost Live to chat about his new show on Spike TV, "Catch A Contractor," and during the conversation he weighed in...

Tig Notaro Goes Nose-To-Nose With Gillian Jacobs

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.08.2014 | Comedy

How well do you know comedian Tig Notaro? "Community" star Gillian Jacobs probably knows her better than you. Well, at least she knows her nose be...

Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs Might Be The New Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, the stars of the CBS sitcom "Two Broke Girls," are looking more and more like they might become the next great awards-sho...

All Growz Up with Melinda Hill: Karen Kilgariff

Melinda Hill | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.

The Best 5 Things That Happened In 2013

Nathan Blansett | Posted 02.20.2014 | Teen
Nathan Blansett

Perhaps it's just the holiday season, but I've been feeling a bit more cheerful, definitely happier and lighter, and I figured I might as well talk about a few of my current favorite things instead of a current societal issue.

All Growz Up with Melinda Hill: Laura Kightlinger

Melinda Hill | Posted 01.24.2014 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.