At Tig Notaro's set last night, the audience witnessed a truly historical moment in comedy. For the first time in my life, I genuinely laughed and cried at the exact same time. When she took the mike, she said, "Thank you, thank you, I have cancer."
In my limited experience, I've found that gender, sexual preference and race don't necessarily matter when it comes to funny. I have found that there are more male than female comics. There is a problem and it's not Adam Carolla's viewpoint.
In just a few weeks, 22 worthy directors of many shapes and sizes will descend upon the beach town to bask in le soleil and the glory of their artistic achievements at the Cannes film festival. Not one film by a woman was nominated.