My favorite thing about lazy Sundays is watching Saturday Night Live with breakfast. Is this really lame of me? Maybe, but I like to laugh alone with cereal.
This weekend featured yet another gem of a lady-led sketch featuring host Sarah Silverman, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon as the big-haired, shoulder-padded stars of Supportive Women, the soap that no one watched, because, who wants to watch women on television unless they are conspiring to ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Mar 30, 2014
Ok, so this is pretty much gold.
"Royals" gets an overhaul by three women of color actresses--Tess Paras, Haneefah Wood and Ayana Hampton--who use the song to comment on typecasting and representation in Hollywood.
"I'm gonna play the white girl's nerdy friend[Of course][Obviously]I'm gonna play the white girl's other friendWho is sassy[Omigod, you nailed that]"
In a funny but disturbingly true rendition, we are all reminded that gender and race ... Read More
Are you a die-hard thrifter? Do you feel victorious every time you buy a full outfit for under $5? If you said yes to either of these questions, then check out aspiring actress and professional thrifter - Lauren Reilly - in her best find yet.
Thanks to ... Read More
This ain't no joke: Feminist comedian Bridget Christie at the top of the world - and the Edinburgh International Comedy Festival. The British comedian won this year's Foster's Edinburgh comedy award for her show A Bic for Her, which critiques everyday sexism. (Tickets sold here for you U.K. BUSTies.)
Christie is a big deal for U.K. comedy. She is the third female solo act to win this award, preceded by Jenny Eclair in 1995 and Laura Solon in 2005. ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on May 13, 2013
Tired of getting your shits and giggles with that big ol' side of testosterone? How many times have you had the "women are freaking funny!" conversation? Comedy gals, this one is for us! The site aims to 'be the ultimate source for women’s media satire, reaching across multiple channels, genders and subcultures."
The Reductress is a new site and magazine aimed at ladies who love to laugh and are tired of searching for their kicks. It is a "parody magazine ... Read More
Jessica Delfino is a regular riot. Well, maybe a little irregular, given that her comedy comes in the form of a tune provided by a guitar or a ukulele. As both a musician and a comedian, Delfino has two kinds of performances to put on seamlessly this Friday at the New York Comedy Festival event “Solid Gold,” taking place at 7:30 at the Breslin’s Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel. She’s hilarious, but she is not to be laughed at: after killing ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 20, 2012
If you’ve ever been turned down from a shitty food service job you found on Craigslist…
If you’ve ever programmed your ex into your phone as “Don’t Pick Up FO REALZZZ THIS TIME”…
If you instantly hate anyone who asks what you do for a living…
In short, if you’re in your twenties, then this book is for you.
F*CK! I’m In My Twenties by Emma Koenig, based on the popular blog ... Read More
Ever get so frustrated at a person who unknowingly holds up everyone because he’s texting, daydreaming, or just lost in his own world? Ever get more frustrated that you can’t come up with something more civilized to call him than "f***ing a**hole"?
Well, how about "Meanderthal"?
Writer and humorist Lizzie Skurnick coins words to concisely describe situations or specific types of people in "That Should Be A Word", a New York Times ... Read More
BY niesha sharay
in Boob Tube
on Aug 12, 2011
The brain child of 26 year old producer and writer Issa Rae, The Mis-adventures of Awkward Black Girl is a web show that follows J, a self proclaimed awkward black girl as she navigates through life, love, and work. Tired of not seeing accurate representations of herself on television, Rae rallied a group of friends and college buddies to help produce the first few episodes.
What began this past January as a three minute web show has ... Read More
BY Grace Evans
on Jul 12, 2011
“Our tagline on our website is ‘You know...that black girl who does improv’ because I imagine that's how people in the improv community would try to describe us,” Sasheer Zamata of Doppelganger told me. “There was a time when there were so few black girls around, [but now] there are many more black girls doing improv and the community is getting much more diverse.”
Zamata is one third of improv team Doppelganger, along with ... Read More