comedy

How Jenny Yang is making space for Asian women in comedy

B shares a few laughs funny lady Jenny Yang and talks through how to make comedy more inclusive.

Aziz Ansari, #MeToo, and the Media

What allegations against comedian Aziz Ansari means for #MeToo.

Late Night TV: No Girls Allowed?

Is late night television resistant to women hosts and writers? Cristen and Caroline explore the past and present of late night TV to answer a question critics and viewers alike have been asking increasingly in recent years: where are the women?

The MAKERS of Comedy

Comedy hasn't always been an especially welcoming space for women. Cristen and Caroline highlight the hilarious female trailblazers who've been honored by MAKERS, an historic initiative that aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled.

Hey, The Onion, Dating Violence Is a Terrible Punchline

The Onion, fake news site extraordinaire and one of my favorite places on the entire Interwebs, celebrated Valentine's Day with some hilarious headlines like, "Girlfriend Just Wants to Have Low-Key, Laid-Back Valentine's Day Fight This Year" (don't we all?!) and "Mother Considers Son 'Quite the Little Casanova'" (don't we all?! wait.). It even offered readers tips for spicing up this most special of non-holidays, such as "Greet him at the door wearing nothing but his dead wife's clothes." But it was hard to get a kick out of that comedy gold after watching its lead Valentine's Day video, "Devoted Abuser Stops By Girlfriend's Office To Deliver Surprise Threat."

These days, you'll find lots of comediennes and female comedy writers, but that hasn't always been the case. Join Molly and Cristen as they discuss past and present ideas about women with a sense of humor in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.