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Fox News To Female Comedians: Be Sexy

Posted 12.13.2011 | Comedy

At least they didn't say, "No Fat Chicks." FoxNews.com is drawing fire today for suggesting that the time of the "frumpy" female comedian is coming...

Female Late NIght Writers WGA Round Table

Splitsider.com | Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy

Last Friday night, the WGA West brought together a bunch of funny ladies for yet another serious discussion on the issue of women in late night comedy...

WATCH: A Day In The Life Of A Female Comedian

Posted 11.13.2011 | Comedy

If anyone knows what it's like to be a woman in comedy these days, it's Amy Schumer, Nikki Glaser, and Jackie Monahan. As students at Maria Bamford's ...

Lucas Kavner

Amy Sedaris Wants You To Come Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.02.2011 | Home

Amy Sedaris does what she wants these days. The North Carolina-bred writer and performer has had her hands in everything from offbeat, Canadian televi...

Zooey Deschanel, Whitney Cummings, Lena Dunham: Fall TV's Funny Girls

New York Magazine | Posted 10.22.2011 | Entertainment

In a perfect aftershock to the success of Bridesmaids (not to mention the ascendance of Poehler and Fey), there's a major uptick this fall in sitcoms ...

We Love Lucy... At 100

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.04.2011 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Lucille Ball, whose 100th birthday we celebrate this weekend, made us laugh for 50 years. And all I can think of is... it wasn't enough.

We Have an Issue With GQ's Comedy Issue

G.L.O.C. | Posted 09.24.2011 | Comedy
G.L.O.C.

We get that this is Gentleman's Quarterly and we're definitely not the target demo, but when you do a comedy issue we, as comediennes, expect there to at least be some substance -- or at the very least laughs -- inside.

The Real Reason Female Comedies Hit Big This Summer

Laura Brounstein | Posted 09.03.2011 | Women
Laura Brounstein

Naughty, funny boys have dominated the big screen for a while now. They frolic through Judd Apatow's and Adam Sandler's comedic masterpieces, charming...

WATCH: 'Bridesmaids' Ladies Talk Farts

Posted 08.08.2011 | Comedy

"Bridesmaids" has been doing well at the box office for weeks now, so you'd think that stars Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph would have gotten all the i...

WATCH: Lost 'SNL' Tribute To Great Women Writers

Posted 07.09.2011 | Comedy

When "SNL" goes live to the world, it's the second time the entire show has been performed that evening. Between the earlier rehearsal performance and...

WATCH: Will Struggling Male Comedians Ever Achieve Equality?

Posted 07.07.2011 | Comedy

For far too long, white, male comedians have been banging their heads against a glass ceiling. They've been told they're not funny, they're not attrac...

18 Funny Women You Should Be Following On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.11.2012 | Comedy

First of all, you should know we're going to revisit this topic frequently. There are so many great female comedy writers on Twitter now, you can't f...

WATCH: The Comedy Awards Asks 'Are Men Funny?'

Posted 06.09.2011 | Comedy

The first annual Comedy Awards premieres Sunday night, and it's aiming to be the most entertaining awards event since MTV first began airing the Video...

WATCH: 'Kathy Griffin Wants A Tony' Opens On Broadway

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Kathy Griffin's brand of comedy is familiar to us all - whether you watched her life on the D-list on TV or if just you've bought your tickets to see ...

Whiskey & Eyeliner: Backstage At The Women In Comedy Festival

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Our friend Dylan Gadino from Punchline Magazine made the wise choice to attend the 3rd Annual Women In Comedy Festival this past weekend, and he got t...

PHOTOS: 53 Amazing Female Comedians You Should Know

Posted 07.26.2012 | Comedy

In honor of International Women's Day and the upcoming Women In Comedy Festival in Boston, we wanted to put together a list of some of our favorite fe...

Accusations Of Sexism Plague SXSW Comedy Lineup

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

South By Southwest released its 2011 comedy lineup yesterday and it features an impressive list of professional as well as up-and-coming comedians, al...

"Black Girls Aren't Funny!" (I'm Fat + Funny + Female, so Where's My Sitcom?)

Erica Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erica Watson

It's a little known fact that from birth, most black girls in inner cities are groomed for the possibility of being the "window character" to the white heroine in a romantic comedy.

Letterman Show Hires Female Writer, Jill Goodwin

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Score one for female comedy writers: David Letterman's "Late Show" has added a woman to its writing staff. The "Late Show" has promoted Jill Goodwin,...

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...