David Letterman's Addition To Writers' Room Brings Total Of Women To One

Jill Goodwin started as an assistant on The Late Show in 2001 and has worked her way up to full-fledged writer. She has a Twitter feed! [NYT, Earlier, Image via NYM] » 2/04/10 3:20pm 2/04/10 3:20pm

Ballad Of The "Chucklefuckers": Same Shit, New Day

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! » 1/12/10 4:00pm 1/12/10 4:00pm

"We Already Have A Woman. Do You Think She'll Mind?" And Other Tales…

"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." » 1/11/10 5:00pm 1/11/10 5:00pm

Guess How Many Female Writers There Are On Late Night?

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). » 11/12/09 2:20pm 11/12/09 2:20pm

Will Women Stop Watching Dave?

According to the AP, David Letterman's audience was 58% female last season. But will that change now that he's admitted his relationships with female staffers? » 10/05/09 2:00pm 10/05/09 2:00pm

Mavis Leno On Why She Campaigns For Afghan Women's Rights

"If women who were free to speak did not speak, we might as well say to the entire world, 'No matter what you do to women, no one cares, just go right ahead.'" — Mavis Leno. [L.A. Times] » 7/06/09 3:40pm 7/06/09 3:40pm

Comic Explains How Not To Talk About Domestic Violence

Political cartoonist Kevin Moore has written a comic criticizing the way people are reacting to the Chris Brown beating, especially stars like Kanye West and Mekhi Phifer. [In Contempt via Alas, A Blog] » 3/12/09 2:30pm 3/12/09 2:30pm