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.
"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.
Samantha Bee and Colbert Report producer Allison Silverman were awesome as per ush on a panel about Political Humor at the New Yorker Festival 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…