Women In Comedy That Aren’t Amy, Amy, Or Tina.
The ratio of women in comedy has grown to an all-time high. Thanks to our foremothers like Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, and long list of proud, hilarious women - comedy has made headway towards being less of a “boys club,” and more of a… well… just a club! An all-inclusive club. With the number of women in comedy growing, the number of “Women in comedy” articles has exploded. Yet every “Women you should be watching” article typically features women already on TV. Women who you’re already watching, every morning, noon, and night — ok, I now see the problem with the “Women you should be watching” article title. It sounds like someone’s telling us to watch them through their window, from a tree across the street. My point is - what about the women who are still in the trenches, taking comedy to new extremes on their own? Here are some women you SHOULD be watching. (Just not from their neighbor’s tree, while eating their hair clippings.)