BY debbie in Feminizzle on Nov 11, 2011 |
Last week, Entertainment Weekly released a comedy-centric issue, and used Melissa McCarthy as their cover girl with the headline "The New Queen of Comedy."McCarthy's coronation isn't all that surprising to her adoring fans, given the comedienne's Emmy-winning performance in Mike & Molly, as well as her part in Bridesmaids's box office success. However, we can't deny the true and unexpected significance of McCarthy's new recognition, and what it all ... Read More
BY shannon carlin in General on Nov 09, 2011 |
Remember that time when Christopher Hitchens wrote that whole ridiculous thing about how women aren’t funny? Yeah, I forgot about that too since I’ve been too busy laughing along with all the funny ladies who are staking their claim on the comedy scene.
From Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who get us lizzing every Thursday night to Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and rest of the bridesmaids who made the prospect of getting food poisoning a lot more ... Read More
BY shannon carlin in General on Oct 21, 2011 |
Sarah Silverman is heading to Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry’s home state of Texas for a form of comic relief. But with Silverman you know there’s got to be some controversy there. And with this one it’s the comedy fundraiser’s name, Live From N*****head: Stripping the Paint Off of Good Ol’ Fashioned ... Read More
BY Grace Evans in General on Oct 05, 2011 |
There’s nothing funnier than a lady with a handgun- when sketch group Onassis writes the sketch. Written by Mike Scollins, this particular sketch was inspired by a New York Times Magazine article about guns marketed to women. “There's not a crazy wacky character to it,” said Onassis member Sue Galloway. “Just people reacting to something strange in their world.”
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BY shannon carlin in Feminizzle on Sep 07, 2011 |
Are you outraged by the government’s assault on female reproductive rights? Well you’re not alone. Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, is here for you.
Since July, Winstead, along with some of her funny friends, has been touring the country spreading the good word and raising money for Planned Parenthood. On Thursday, September 22, the “Planned Parenthood, I’m Here For You” tour ... Read More
BY shannon carlin in General on Sep 07, 2011 |
Most people have a love/hate relationship with their cleaning supplies, but actress Susan-Kate Heaney really loves hers. Specifically her mops. Since she was a little girl Heaney has collected them, talked to them, and even considered them her friends.
In her new one-woman comedy show Mop-oholic, Heaney gives us a look at her many mops and all their personalities. She has over 30 and each one is unique. Just ... Read More
BUST has covered these lovely ladies before and I've been in love with their hilarious songs for a while so I was suuuper excited when I heard, Garfunkel and Oats were in town! In a musical comedy scene filled with dudes, these ladies are making a name for themselves by being unabashedly girly, yet hilariously raunchy and daring. I mean how can you not instantly love songs like "Go Kart Racing (Accidentally Masturbating)" and "Pregnant Women Are Smug"? Plus these ... Read More
BY Jenni in Artsy on May 11, 2011 |
The word being tossed around in relation to Kristen Wiig's star-making new comedy Bridesmaids is womance, and the portmanteau is somewhat apt but not entirely fair. Writers love a good pun or, better yet, a tidy way to label something, especially if it's a new sort of thing that we don't know quite how to handle, which, in a way, Bridesmaids is.
Bridesmaids is not quite a chick flick, although it was written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo and boasts a ... Read More
BY Nikki in General on Mar 24, 2011 |
The Gorgeous Ladies of Comedy aka G.L.O.C. is celebrating their new, full-blown website with a fabulous launch party on Thursday, March 31st from 6-8pm! TheGLOC.net is a supportive, community-building website for ladies in comedy across the globe.Get ready for a killer show with live performances by Kristen Schaal (The Daily Show, The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex), Jane Borden (author of I Totally Meant To Do That), Kambri Crews (author of the forthcoming Love, Daddy), ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Jan 21, 2011 |
BUST loves female comedians. Specifically, we love women who can stand up on a stage and strongly speak the truth in a straightforward, funny, and accessible way, and not be afraid to push boundaries, take chances, and be vulnerable or sexy or simply themselves. And we laugh with them because on some level we identify with the truth of their words and worldviews. No matter how strange or bizarre their stories can be, there is a level of reality that we can look at ... Read More