comedy

We Crunched the Numbers on How Much Stage Time Female Comedians Get

Comedian Janine Brito in typical attire. Photo by Jen Maler Technically speaking, it’s never been a better time to be a female comedian. But, man, does it still often suck. Read more »

"Dear White People" Has Good Intentions—But It's Not Revolutionary

I once dined in a restaurant with my boyfriend on Halloween while a white gentleman ate his meal across from us decked out in head-to-toe blackface. New film Dear White People seemed like it was going to put into... Read more »

Women-Run Comedy Nights Aren’t Killing Comedy. They’re Making it Better.

Comedian Bri Pruett performs at the All Jane, No Dick comedy festival last year. Photo by Jason Traeger.  On Saturday night in Portland, comedians packed a large cafe, one by one climbing onto a corner stage to take the mic-and destroy. The thing that was different about this comedy... Read more »

A Sneak Peek at New Parody Book "Science... For Her!"

When I got a copy of Megan Amram’s new book Science… for Her!, I decided to run a little experiment.  Read more »

How Should We Remember Joan Rivers?

Can we talk? Joan Rivers hasn’t even been gone a week, and the question of what kind of legacy she leaves behind is already proving to be as confusing and full of conflicting narratives as her life was.  Read more »

Hollywood's Female Heroes Lack One Weapon: Humor.

It’s a tale as old as…well, the modern action movie. Boy meets girl, boy and girl kick some ass together, boy delivers snarky line that elicits an audience laugh, girl stares at boy like he just announced that maybe the bad guys were right all along. Read more »

"Tammy" Is Not a Great Film—But It Is a Radical One.

Everyone hates Tammy. The new Melissa McCarthy movie has already been panned far and wide: There’s a no-star review from the ... Read more »

Six Hilarious Female Comedians You Don't Know Yet—But Should

Give these women all of your ticket sales. From the top left: Caroline Bassett, Karinda Dobbins, Rebecca O’Neal, Rhiannon Archer, a cute cat, Kiran Deol, and Eliza Skinner. (Photos via Twitter and Facebook.)  This past weekend, Portland was overrun with an influx of comedians... Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Political Joke

On this show, we talk with two whip-smart political comedians. Hari Kondabolu says he's a “killjoy who happens to do comedy.” We talk with Hari about his immensely... Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »