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Why Are Men Typically Funnier Than Women?

Quora | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Gayle Laakmann McDowell, Author of Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume Because humo...

Things You Can Be For Halloween Besides Naked

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.23.2012 | Women

Still undecided about your Halloween costume this year? The girls of fashion and comedy blog EmotiStyle have some sage advice to share: "There are so ...

Why Aren't You Watching This Web Series?!?: The Maria Bamford Show

Maria Heinegg | Posted 10.12.2012 | Comedy
Maria Heinegg

If you do not know who Maria Bamford is, relax. It'll be fine. But, just quickly, OH MY GOD, YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS ABOUT TO IMPROVE.

Lori Fradkin

Yael Kohen Has the Last Laugh | Lori Fradkin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Women

(Photo by Victoria Will) From Johnny Carson to Christopher Hitchens to Adam Carolla, there have always been people who say women aren't funny - o...

Who Said Women Aren't Funny?

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 11.28.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Call it The "Bridesmaids" Effect: Ever since the R-rated 2011 comedy became a runaway hit, taking in more than $280 million worldw...

Is Rebel Wilson Our Next Leading Lady Of Comedy?

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 11.07.2012 | Women

LOS ANGELES — Get ready to notice Rebel Wilson. She may have already caught your eye with her brief appearance in "Bridesmaids," playing the fr...

A Truly Historical Moment in Comedy

Kira Hesser | Posted 10.04.2012 | Comedy
Kira Hesser

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."

Bacon, San Francisco and Loni Love

David Duran | Posted 10.01.2012 | San Francisco
David Duran

Comedian and actress Loni Love has brought audiences into hysterics with her witty satire and hilarious stand-up. I've seen her perform and even her short sets keep everyone wanting more.

Favorite Female Comedians

Marie Claire | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women

Kristen Wiig may have just left a downright hilarious legacy on Saturday Night Live, but she's not the only funny lady giving us the giggles. From vet...

My First Network Comedy Appearance: It's Time for Me to StandUp In Stilettos

Erica Watson | Posted 09.01.2012 | Comedy
Erica Watson

I know for a fact that women are funny and deserve an opportunity to showcase their talent. I also recognize that the comedy business is tough for everyone, no matter what gender you are.

Weeklings: Women Aren't Funny? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel


Carolla, Delaney, Another White Guy, Esposito

Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.21.2012 | DC
Brandon Wetherbee

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.

Comedians React To Adam Carolla Controversy On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.20.2012 | Comedy

Adam Carolla is the latest comedian to make headlines for controversial statements about women in comedy. In an interview with the New York Post, Caro...

18 Funny Women You Should Be Following On Twitter

Posted 06.01.2012 | Comedy

Once again, it's time to introduce you to another round of super funny women you should follow on Twitter, and the theme of this month's list seems to...

Noah Michelson

Comedian Caroline Reid Chats About Her Hilariously Raunchy Alter Ego, Pam Ann | Noah Michelson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices

Caroline Reid cannot step four feet into an airport without being mobbed and she has no one but herself to blame. The Australian comedian, better know...

Who Will Be The Next Late-Night Queen?

Salon | Posted 05.22.2012 | Women

What, you didn't get to dance with Mick Jagger, hug Jon Hamm and be serenaded by Arcade Fire the last time you left a job? I guess you're not Kristen ...

In Defense Of Whitney Cummings

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women

Whitney Cummings isn't my thing. I've watched clips of her stand-up on YouTube, and almost always closed the browser before she was done talking. Joke...

Yes We Cannes?

Joanna Rothkopf | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Joanna Rothkopf

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.

WATCH: Tips For Women Looking To Take Charge Of Their Finances, From Kathy Griffin

Posted 08.28.2013 | MarloThomas

Comedian and talk show host, Kathy Griffin, sat down with me and shared her thoughts on women in the workforce and their financial independence. v...

WATCH: Being Sensitive To Criticism, From Kathy Griffin

Posted 08.28.2013 | MarloThomas

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WATCH: Kathy Griffin On Dating Younger Men

Posted 08.28.2013 | MarloThomas

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WATCH: Kathy Griffin On Drinking

Posted 08.28.2013 | MarloThomas

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Is Rachel Dratch 'Too Ugly' For Hollywood?

| Posted 04.13.2012 | Women

By Torie Bosch (Click here for original article.) It's been a rough few years for Rachel Dratch. After a steady climb up the comedy ladder-a st...

First Annual Females in Comedy Convention

Erica Watson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Comedy
Erica Watson

Throughout my life, I have heard time and time again that "women aren't funny!" Well, finally Hope has come to save the day... Hope Flood that is.

Who Are The Funniest Girls On TV? (WATCH)

Posted 04.05.2012 | Teen

With female comedians like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig and Ellen Degeneres dominating TV and movies, it's a good time to be a funny actress. ...