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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…

I'm not going to be around for the morning Crappy Hour but the big news is apparently the "subtle makeover" of Michelle Obama's image currently underway. Like everything else spurred by the (ignoble, ignorant, inane) ideological right I'm sort of out of things to say about this. Like Thomas Frank to Tom Delay today…

Funny Girls

So what does Jeze-crush Lily Tomlin think about Christopher Hitchens' insistence that women can't be funny? "He's not the first to say that. There was a big fracas about Jerry Lewis doing it, too. That's been going on since the beginning of comedy. Here's one of my favorite stories from back in the early '60s, when I…

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