Comedy

Ooo! Comedian Jessica Williams Is Working on a New TV Pilot

Today is The Daily Show correspondent’s last day—but hopefully we’ll see more of Jessica Williams very soon.  Read more »

Comedian Negin Farsad Talks About "How to Make White People Laugh"

Iranian-American comedian Negin Farsad is equal parts subversive and hilarious.  Read more »

Want to Write a Memoir? Make Sure You Get a Therapist!

Advice from author and comedian Sara Benincasa, whose new book is called “Real Artists Have Day Jobs.” Read more »

Backtalk: Letting Go of Likability

This week, we’re joined by the hosts of podcast Good Muslim/Bad Muslim, Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorkbakhsh, to talk about how gender and race impact who’s seen as “likable”—and what that means both for Hillary Clinton and for the rest of us. At last summer’s Girls Write Now awards... Read more »

"2 Dope Queens" is the Hands-Down Funniest Podcast I've Ever Heard

Comedian Phoebe Robinson talks with us about the show, which delves into issues of gender, race, and pop culture.  Read more »

Cameron Esposito's Comedy Acts As a Pressure Valve For Frustrated Feminists

In “Marriage Material,” she steers our collective anger into cathartic punchlines. Read more »

In "Sisters," Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Throw a Big, Dumb, Hilarious Party

In the new comedy, the duo blows off the same dopey steam that male comedians do in endless films.  Read more »

Comedy is Great for Recovering Perfectionists

Good comedians make comedy look easy. They get up on stage in a room full of strangers hoping that their set will strike a chord, get some laughs, and it's a job well done.  Comedian Jenny Yang talks about how to “befriend your fears” and get onstage.  Read more »

Comedian Cameron Esposito Talks Queerness and Life With An Eating Disorder

Comedian Cameron Esposito gets serious to discuss how learning to love your body can be a lifelong struggle.  Read more »

College Students Don't Want to Hire Racist or Homophobic Comedians. Why Is That a Problem, Exactly?

The media continues to call millennials “infantilized” and “coddled,” but to an observer the opposite appears true. Read more »

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