New Yorker Boycotted For Lack of Female Writers

Anne Hays noticed that the two most recent issues of the New Yorker featured almost exclusively essays and reporting by male writers. So she's returned those copies to the magazine, accompanied by a blistering open letter to the editors. » 1/03/11 4:11pm 1/03/11 4:11pm

The Daily Show's Woman Problem

The Daily Show is many things: progressive darling, alleged news source for America's youth, righteous media critique. And it's also a boys' club where women's contributions are often ignored and dismissed. » 6/23/10 1:40pm 6/23/10 1:40pm

The Only Women In The Late Night Writers' Rooms

"I think you're great, and you write like a man." It was the first audience "question" to a panel of women late-night comedy writers last night, an evening of similarly uncomfortable and (in this case, unintentionally) revealing moments. » 5/14/10 3:20pm 5/14/10 3:20pm

We have one question for our beloved Jon Stewart: where are all the bitches at? » 11/10/08 1:40pm 11/10/08 1:40pm The New York Comedy Festival hosted a panel Friday with ten panelists, none of whom were female. "Steve Bodow, the head writer, said the panel was not a good representation of the hundred or so people who work on 'The Daily Show.' Many of…
Samantha Bee and Colbert Report » 10/06/08 4:50pm 10/06/08 4:50pm producer Allison Silverman were awesome as per ush on a panel about Political Humor at the on Saturday. An audience member asked them a question about whether it is difficult to be a woman in comedy, and Allison responded, "Reading that Christopher Hitchens piece [about how ], I didn't…