Are Women Funny (and other stupid questions)

16 Feb Are Women Funny (and other stupid questions)

One night back in March 2014, I sat up late with a bottle of wine and wrote a piece about being asked (over and over again) if women were funny. I put it up on my website. It was picked up by http://ruminator.co.nz/ the next day, and when the people at the Guardian in the UK read it, they asked if they could print it, too. Which was pretty cool. Then earlier this month (almost two years later) The Washington Post ran a story about women in comedy, and quoted my old Guardian piece. So that was fairly awesome.

 

Here’s the original piece as it was published in the the Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/04/are-women-funny-you-already-know-the-answer

 

And here’s the piece from the Washington Post:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/02/08/an-incomplete-review-of-female-comics-getting-asked-if-women-can-be-funny/