The Amy Poehler-Produced Broad City Is Definitely Heading for Television

Fans of the webseries/beautiful brainchild of comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Broad City have been in limbo for months (years even!) wondering whether or not the show, which started in 2010, would eventually make the jump from the internet to television. For awhile, there was talk of a pickup by FX and then… » 3/13/13 12:55pm 3/13/13 12:55pm

Funniest Shit Girls Said About Adam Carolla Thinking Girls Aren't Funny

Professional sidekick Adam Carolla—you know, the one whose recent career highlights include Has Been reality TV like Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Apprentice—gave an interview in which he discussed how unfunny women are. "But they make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they're always the least funny on… » 6/20/12 6:15pm 6/20/12 6:15pm

OMG This Weight Loss Trick Totally Works

This video by all-lady sketch group ArthurOrMartha shows that even misery can have a silver lining. Come next year you can catch them at Comediva, a soon-to-launch "female-driven comedy video site." » 12/14/10 4:57pm 12/14/10 4:57pm

Why Chelsea Handler Is Important

Nancy Franklin's analysis of Chelsea Handler mentions — yet again — her pretty face and her dirty mouth. But her appeal, such as it is, has little do with either. » 5/17/10 12:00pm 5/17/10 12:00pm

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

Cute Girls With Dirty Mouths: Are Chelsea Handler And Sarah Silverman…

This weekend's profiles of Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler raise the question: does being cute and telling offensive jokes count as a persona? And is it still funny? » 4/12/10 2:00pm 4/12/10 2:00pm

Kristen Wiig's Versatility Is No Coincidence

"[S]he had about thirty lives before she showed up at SNL," co-star Jason Sudeikis tells V, which photographed Wiig doing some more shape-shifting. "She's a journeyman who can start a sentence from any number of nonsequiturs." [JustJared] » 3/04/10 3:20pm 3/04/10 3:20pm

Golden Girls Of SNL: Betty White May Host Alongside Fey, Poehler, And…

Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly claims that Betty White is "this close" to hosting an SNL "Women of Comedy" special alongside Tina Fey, Molly Shannon, and Amy Poehler. If this is true, it's pretty much the best news ever. [EW] » 2/21/10 3:30pm 2/21/10 3:30pm

Maybe They Just Weren't Funny Enough?

Look, I like former SNL members Casey Wilson and Michaela Watkins, but how come no one's even paid them the compliment of suggesting that's an option? Nope. When a woman's fired, it's all about the looks. » 9/11/09 4:20pm 9/11/09 4:20pm

This Week, Cathy Joined Facebook, And I Think We Should All Finally Be…

It's easy to make fun of Cathy. She's a total mess, flipping out about everything from her diet to her mother to her swimsuit size. But this week, Cathy joined Facebook, and now I find myself on her side. ACK! » 8/08/09 3:32pm 8/08/09 3:32pm

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Luann?

This morning, a reader wrote in to tip us to today's Luann comic strip, which she felt was indicative of the strip's tendency to "sexualize its teenage characters to an ick-inducing level." But is Luann really all that bad? » 7/28/09 2:40pm 7/28/09 2:40pm

Amy Poehler's Failproof 5-Year Plan Involves Gold Bullion

''When you're 5'2'' and you're blond and you're a woman, you get underestimated a lot,'' Amy Poehler tells Entertainment Weekly in a new interview. » 4/09/09 12:00pm 4/09/09 12:00pm

Do You Have To Be Pretty To Make It As A Comedian?

For female comedians, a major career obstacle is the emphasis the entertainment industry places on their looks; too good looking, and nobody will listen to you. Not good looking enough, and you'll never be cast. » 3/14/09 4:30pm 3/14/09 4:30pm

Sarah Haskins Wishes You Happy Period Control

We've been meaning to get to the new video » 8/19/08 4:30pm 8/19/08 4:30pm from Sarah Haskins for a while! This time, Sarah's "Target Women" takes aim at birth control. At advertisements for birth control, that is — which never mention babies, or pregnancy, but mention periods. Yup, they're actually selling control. And hey, what about that…