Take a Moment of Your Day to Appreciate the Brilliance of Kate Berlant

Last night, comedian and artiste Kate Berlant performed on the Comedy Central show The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail. Her standup set—like all of her standup sets—served as an excellent reminder that we are living in a great time for creative, weird, intelligent, and subversive comedy. »8/12/15 5:45pm8/12/15 5:45pm

This 1970 New York Times Trend Piece on Woman Comedians Is Eternal

"Time was when a woman comedian had to make herself ugly, cross her eyes, or fall down in order to get laughs. Her hair stuck straight up in the air–or else it resembled a ragmop. And it didn't hurt any if she was a few dozen pounds overweight," is the lede to this New York Times piece from 1970 about the rise of… »2/25/15 6:50pm2/25/15 6:50pm

Cosmo Celebrates Women of SNL by Dressing Them in Expensive Pajamas

This month's issue of Cosmopolitan devotes a sizable amount of ink to Q&A's with the women of SNL, complete with a photo spread of the comedians at a fake girly slumber party wearing girly pjs that cost more than most semi-successful comedians get paid to headline a half hour set. As with everything of or related to… »4/09/14 5:00pm4/09/14 5:00pm

Justin Timberlake Surprises Nikki & Sara; Adorable Freakout Ensues

Are you watching MTV's Nikki & Sara Live? Because it's pretty great, like having a slumber party with the girls you thought you were never cool enough to be friends in high school with but who turn out to be super nice. Case in point: how the show's hosts — comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer — reacted to being… »10/02/13 7:10pm10/02/13 7:10pm

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli Drops an N-Bomb While Talking About Lena Dunham

Lisa Lampanelli, a comedian who's the self-proclaimed "queen of mean"*, is over on Twitter being a real idiot. Her psuedo provocative act is tiring, and this is really, really not OK. No matter how many times she talks about how she slept with a black man, the n-word is still off-limits. Let me try to put this in… »2/19/13 12:00am2/19/13 12:00am

Louis CK Wasn't Defending Daniel Tosh, Restores Faith in Humanity

Your comedy boyfriend Louis CK caused the stomachs of some of his female fans to drop precipitously last week when he sent what sure looked a lot like a supportive Tweet in the direction of Daniel "Release the Rape Hounds" Tosh. But it turns out it wasn't what it looked like, as the comedian explained on The Daily Show »7/17/12 10:00am7/17/12 10:00am

Sarah Silverman Hops On The Straight Talk Express About Adoption, Depression

In a world where moms depress the shit out of mild to moderately depressed women simply by continuing to exist after their daughters were ejected from the womb, comedian Sarah Silverman, who has been outspoken about her depression in The Bedwetter as well as her act, is ending the chain of pain here, she said on… »6/02/12 2:15pm6/02/12 2:15pm