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Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, we lost Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday, at 81-years-young (as Sarah Silverman tweeted: "She wasn't done."). Rivers was a true trailblazer. Known now for the red carpet, she began with the glass ceiling, shattering it by telling-- and sometimes shouting -- unspoken truths. "A girl, you're 30-years-old, you're not married -- you're an old maid," she said, satirizing the prevalent culture. "A man, he's 90-years-old, he's not married -- he's a catch!" That was 1967 on the Ed Sullivan Show. "My act spoke to women who weren't able to talk about things," she said. "I was talking about things that were really true." And she never stopped. Through all her iterations, struggles, ups and downs, there was never anything fake about her -- except for her plastic-surgery-altered face, which, of course, she gleefully lampooned. Asked what she wanted on her tombstone, she replied: "She had a great time." As did we.

Maria Bamford Tells (Almost) All About Her Comedy, Mental Illness and Sloppy Psych Care Before The American Comedy Awards

Art Levine | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Art Levine

On her way to becoming arguably the most innovative, unique and emotionally resonant comedian in the country, Maria Bamford has seen her cult following grow ever larger.

Kathy Griffin Blasts Sexist Executives

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Kathy Griffin has won two Emmys and one Grammy for her biting brand of comedy, but even a shelf full of awards hasn't saved her from sexism. During...

WATCH: What It Takes For A Black Woman To Get Onto 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.17.2013 | Black Voices

It takes only 28 seconds for actress and comedienne Nyima Funk to get ready to be on "Saturday Night Live," and we think she more than proves her poin...

Size 6

Kendra Cunningham | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy
Kendra Cunningham

I was a size 6 once. I vaguely remember the first time I got to carry my size 6 pants to the register, feeling weak and feeble hoping I had carrots at home.

Lori Fradkin

Yael Kohen Has the Last Laugh

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Weeklings: Women Aren't Funny? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

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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...

Let It Lie

G.L.O.C. | Posted 08.19.2012 | Comedy
G.L.O.C.

Adam Carolla added his name to the list of men in the public eye who don't think women are funny. Yawn. Sure, I was frustrated that Adam said it, but the conversation no longer needs to be had. We have discussed this thing to death, let's just move on; let it lie.

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.

Gearing Up for Women in Comedy Festival

Barbara Holm | Posted 05.27.2012 | Comedy
Barbara Holm

WICF doesn't have a lineup of comics who are "funny for a girl," but simply an amazing, strong lineup of hilarious, acclaimed comics from all over the country.

The Funniest Women's Tweets Of The Week

TresSugar | Posted 01.13.2012 | Women

This week some of our favorite funny ladies glammed it up at the PCAs, and took home some awards to boot! But our much-loved hilarious women don't hav...

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...

No Women Featured in NY Comedy Festival! No Joke!

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Beverly Wettenstein

The Primetime Emmy Awards showed that women writers on a comedy or variety series are a rare and endangered species. Only seven of the 81 writers were women.

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...