Megan Amram's 'Science...For Her!' Looks Amazing

You might already know Megan Amram from her top-notch Twitter account, her writing on Parks and Recreation or from that time Rosie O'Donnell told her that she needed to change her profile picture to something more attractive if she wanted to be taken seriously, but soon we'll be introduced to an all new Megan Amram,… » 4/22/14 2:15pm Tuesday 2:15pm

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 5:00pm 4/09/14 5:00pm

Top 10 Women Who Could Replace David Letterman

Big news on the late night front: David Letterman is retiring in 2015. Big news! That means a coveted and rare spot is opening up in the dude party that is late night TV. Could it be that the time has finally come to let a woman sit behind a desk and ask guests questions about movies they're promoting on shows that… » 4/03/14 6:00pm 4/03/14 6:00pm

Kickass Ratings Show Amy Schumer Brings All the Boys to the Yard

On Tuesday, the second season of Inside Amy Schumer debuted on Comedy Central. Sketches tackled such fourth-wave feminist pet topics as the way male audiences objectify female comedians, avoidance of STD's, and the sexualization of female athletes. And it attracted a bigger audience of males from 18-34 than any other… » 4/03/14 4:40pm 4/03/14 4:40pm

Female Comedian Cut From Lineup Because TOO MANY WOMEN

Comedian Jenny Collier shared the above email to her Twitter on Friday, inciting a wave of fury (or at least moderate irritation) at the unknown venue owners who had Collier axed from a show because they didn't want too many women on stage in one evening. I don't know if they thought too many women would ruin the… » 3/08/14 4:01pm 3/08/14 4:01pm

On Comedy: The Science of 'Too Soon'

In general, there are few things less funny and interesting to talk about than the science and psychology of humor. While there have certainly been some insightful and captivating think pieces on humor over the years (my friend and colleague Lindy West's being chief among them), most reflections on the topic tend to… » 3/06/14 3:00pm 3/06/14 3:00pm

Seth Rogen's Congressional Alzheimer's Testimony Is Goddamn Delightful

Yesterday, Seth Rogen testified before a Senate subcommittee, pleading for more awareness of and support for Alzheimer's research. It was — like most things Rogen does — endearing as hell. But unlike the characters Rogen typically plays, it was also brave, altruistic, and kind of badass. » 2/27/14 10:40am 2/27/14 10:40am

Jessica Williams Has Advice For Black Teens: Never Leave The House

Last night, Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams reflected on how, in light of the Michael Dunn verdict, black teens can protect themselves from getting shot to death by scared white guys — don't leave your house, have friends, or listen to music. This rant is so good, Williams ended it with a mic drop. As well… » 2/19/14 4:15pm 2/19/14 4:15pm

BBC Bans All-Male Panel Shows, But Will That Help Female Comedians?

If there's two things we know for certain about the British, it's A.) that they're bad at keeping America and B.) that they love love love their comedy panel shows. While the medium of television has struggled to find its footing in the U.S. since the 1970s, TV series featuring panels of celebrities competing in… » 2/10/14 7:00pm 2/10/14 7:00pm