According to one interviewee in The New York Post, "Big-name comedians have what the Rolling Stones have for music groupies. It may not even be sex appeal; it's like laugh appeal. They're assholes." Comedians call such women "chucklefuckers." Funny!
"It's a job. It's not a perfect world," television writer Janis Hirsch tells Salon. "Women have to either nut up and get into the spirit of it or not look for a job on a show that's all about men."
The New York Times' Bill Carter crunched the numbers on how many women there are in late night comedy writers' rooms. As you might guess, it's pretty ugly. (And, as it turns out, smelly).