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WATCH: Why Wanda Sykes Says Comedy Is 'Like A Drug'

OWN | Posted 07.19.2013 | OWN

In her new special "Herlarious," comedian Wanda Sykes sits down with her fellow comics for frank discussions on topics ranging from jokes gone bad to ...

WATCH: Comic Learns Which Word Is Off-Limits At Religious College

OWN | Posted 07.17.2013 | OWN

Standing up on stage and making audiences laugh is no small feat. Experienced comedians know that there's always a chance their jokes won't be well-re...

WATCH: What It Really Takes To Offend These Comics

OWN | Posted 07.11.2013 | OWN

It can be pretty hard to offend a comedian. But even thick-skinned comics have moments when they groan in disgust at another comic's act -- and the re...

Life Advice From OWN's Funniest Women

Posted 01.04.2013 | OWN

Is a sense of humor enough to get you through anything? Find out what it’s really like to be an up-and-coming female comedian in Chicago. Plus: The ...

Why Twitter is Great for Women

Belinda Parmar | Posted 09.04.2012 | Women
Belinda Parmar

There is something incredibly refreshing about a platform that lets the world talk to each other so openly while putting so little emphasis on projected style, gender or personality.

Book Review: Girl Walks Into a Bar or What Happened to Rachel Dratch?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.04.2012 | Books
Sheila Moeschen

What ultimately makes Girl Walks Into a Bar pertinent is Dratch's willingness to dwell in and accept messy ambiguity. Dratch is every woman.

Bridesmaids Delivers Laughs, but What About Likes?

Annie Stamell | Posted 07.17.2011 | Entertainment
Annie Stamell

I want to see a female character in a movie who is hilarious and odd but also smart as a whip and super successful; someone we can laugh at but also aspire to be -- someone we genuinely like.

Phyllis Diller Still Cackling at 93!

Barbara Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barbara Schroeder

Is there anything better than the perfect joke at the perfect time? Yes, having it delivered by an iconic, wild-haired, eccentrically-dressed female comic who opened the door for women.

Top 10 Reasons This Woman Can't Write for Late Night Comedy Shows

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Catie Lazarus

My lady sensibility is limited to menstruation (hilarious), babies (adorable), and unicorns mating (adorably hilarious).

The Agorafabulous Life of Sara Benincasa

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jon Chattman

I spoke with Sara Benincasa late last month, and covered everything from the upcoming mustache benefit she's hosting to her rise among the comedic ranks.

THE 12 SEXIEST COMICS IN AMERICA (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

This week we asked you who the sexiest comics were on the scene, mostly because we have a thing for funny people. We chose 15 men and 15 women and aft...

Funny & Fine: Who's America's Sexiest Comedienne? You Decide! (SLIDESHOW) (POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We've selected 15 of the sexiest funny ladies we know for a HuffPost poll of ridiculous proportions. They're all hilarious, they're all more comedienn...