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Women in Comedy

Rosie O'Donnell Trolls White House With Bannon-Baiting Profile Pic

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.10.2017 | Comedy

Is it really happening? Days after fans urged “Saturday Night Live” to cast Rosie O’Donnell as White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, the co...

Why Female Comedians Have A Secret World Of Facebook Groups

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.31.2016 | Women

Every woman working in comedy knows about them. They’re usually hidden from public view, but have hundreds of members. They’re most common in Los ...

Comedians Who Are Sexually Assaulted Must Decide: 'Career Above My Dignity'?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.24.2016 | Entertainment

Cathy hesitated for months to tell anyone about the fellow comedian in Los Angeles who she said sexually assaulted her. The comedy community is small,...

'Bridesmaids' Writer Talks Funny Women And The Possibility Of A Sequel

The Huffington Post | Karli Bendlin | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment

Whenever the phrase “women in comedy” is uttered, it’s often followed by a reference to “Bridesmaids,” the 2011 comedy written by two women ...

Kathryn Hahn And Annie Mumolo Dish On 'Bad Moms'

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 07.19.2016 | Entertainment


Can Women Do Comedy Impressions?

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.19.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

Comedians Rachel Butera and Jason Scoop stopped by "AOL BUILD" to discuss their new show, "First Impressions." The 30-minute USA Network TV Series is ...

Shameless: Broad City Takes on Period Shaming

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I was ten when I read Judy Blume's now legendary novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret where Margaret and her friends ride the emotional pendulum...

Gross-Out Humor Is On The Rise, And That’s A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.09.2016 | Arts

I’m wary of sweeping adages about what makes a relationship last. Couples that laugh together, stay together. Families that pray and/or play togethe...

A Funny Thing Happened To Richard Pryor's Daughter

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.23.2016 | Black Voices

She's biracial, Jewish and the daughter of comedy legend Richard Pryor, so Rain Pryor never runs out of material. Pryor, who performs her "Fried Chick...

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

Anushay Hossain | Posted 02.22.2016 | 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.

Love Letter to My 22 Year Old Self

Vanessa Garcia | Posted 02.14.2017 | Women
Vanessa Garcia

Nights like this will come and go, until you decide it's time for someone to hold you in their arms, long and hard, and for a longer run than just a couple of nights, a week, a month. You will find someone, and you will set an anchor in his heart, and he in yours. This does not mean you are not free, it only means that the weight of your grip helps the other's heart beat brighter.

Asian Women Take On White Male Privilege In Role-Reversing Video

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women

YouTube star Anna Akana just took the subtle sexism and racism women of color face in the comedy world, and turned it on its head in a three-minute vi...

Meet The Feminist Comedians Who Use Rage And Tears As Their Weapons

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.15.2016 | Arts

Soojeong Son and Ginny Leise -- aka SJ And Ginny -- are two comedians who are extremely comfortable with the uncomfortable. The Internet officially wo...

2015's Best Comedic Moments, Courtesy Of Hollywood's Funniest Women

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.31.2015 | Women

The Year In Funny Women In 3 MinutesThe funniest women in 2015 -- who kept YOU cracking up nonstop this year?Posted by Refinery29 on Wednesday, Decemb...

This To-Do List Nails The Sexist Double Standard Women Face In Comedy

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 12.15.2015 | Women

It's a sad reality that, even today, the idea that "women can be funny, too" is still a novel one to many people. Comics who also happen to be women,...

How Comedian Kristina Wong Went Viral, Then Took Her Art And Activism Offline

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts

The metaphorical armchair is a comfy place -- the temperature is controlled, snacks are readily available and the Internet speed is high. Best of all,...

When Will Ladies Rule Late Night?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 09.10.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

A lady ruling late night. Can you imagine? Our small brains are up to the challenge, are yours?

Amy Poehler's 'Stoner Answer' To Whether Comedy Is Becoming More Welcoming To Women

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women

Amy Poehler doesn’t care if you like her, and that might make you like her even more. In an interview with The Guardian, the comedian explained that...

Michael Eisner Apparently Can't Find Any Beautiful, Funny Women, But We Just Did

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment

Last week at the Aspen Ideas Festival, former Disney CEO and clueless white man Michael Eisner reminded us that women aren't usually funny because the...

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...

Challenging White Supremacy

Ted Alexandro | Posted 06.25.2016 | Comedy
Ted Alexandro

I have been a comedian for about 22 years. As a white male, I have undeniably been given advantages throughout that people of color and women are not afforded.

Amy Schumer: 'I Think People Hate Women'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women

Being a woman in Hollywood involves putting up with a whole lot of bullsh*t. During The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Actress roundtable, six hilari...

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...

Emma Gray

Amy Schumer Skewers A Culture That Makes Women Apologize All The Time | Emma Gray | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women

"Sorry, did you want that?" "Sorry, can I scoot by you?" "Sorry, I'm just grabbing something." "You wanted to talk first? Oh, sorry." For...

Claire Fallon

Women In Sitcoms Are Getting A Lot More Three-Dimensional. And That's A Good Thing. | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts

Illustration by Priscilla Frank It's a crucial moment in the primary campaign, and a New Hampshire reporter has just published a brutal artic...