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Here at BUST, we’re huge fans of lady who make us laugh, and we’re always on the lookout for new talent. So when we heard about Saffron Herndon, we were pretty excited. Not only is Herndon bucking stereotypes by being a female comedian, she’s also quite young. How young? Um try 10-years-old. At only 10, Herndon is an aspiring standup comedian who writes all of her own jokes, which is more than a lot of adult comics can say. Not only is she writing original material, her material’s actually quite good and not just for kids. Read More
From Obvious Child to Marcel the Shell, actress Jenny Slate consistently creates comedy that smart women want to watch. Here, the rebellious free spirit talks about her best friend, her butthole, and beating the odds. Top: Etro; Denim shorts: Citizens of Humanity Jenny Slate is immediately disarming. Although she’s right on time for our interview, she rushes into Little Dom’s—a favorite restaurant in her L.A. neighborhood—like a big-haired whirlwind. Read More
The comedy goddesses have answered our prayers and it has been done: Maya Rudolph did a Rachel Dolezal impression. The actress blessed us with the impersonation recently on Late Night with Seth Meyers and killed it. Via USA Today In case you’ve somehow successfully avoided the media frenzy around her, Rachel Dolezal is a woman who was born to white parents… but has been saying she’s black for around ten years. Maya bears a striking resemblance to her. Read More
On July 31st, Netflix is throwing back to the summer of 1981 with Wet Hot American Summer’s prequel, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, fourteen years after the film’s debut. With the return of the original cast, plus a handful of new faces, these eight episodes expand upon the first day of Camp Firewood’s infamous summer season. Now that your Orange Is The New Black binge is over, take a peek at the trailer. The episodes are edited to depict a VHS tape, fuzz, static and all. Read More
“From the forest… out of dirt and sticks” emerged Khaleesi dressed as Kristen Wiig. Wait, it's actually Kristen Wiig dressed as Khaleesi on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon—and it couldn't have been more hilarious. Neither Fallon nor Wiig—who have unparalleled platonic chemistry—were able to hold it together during last night's seven minute segment. And between the newest hit “Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful” and Rapid Fire Questions, it’s easy to see why. Read More
“I’m rich now,” Amy Schumer says, onstage at the Hollywood Improv, to a Saturday-night crowd. “I go to the waxing places that change the paper.” The 32-year-old comedian isn’t actually that wealthy, but it seems appropriate that she would address her newfound notoriety with a joke. After nearly a decade working the stage as a standup, Schumer now stars on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, a stunningly subversive sketch show she created. Read More
  “I’m sorry I don’t know more about you!” Ellie Kemper says, baring her perfect teeth in a broad smile as we wrap up our lunch at Little Dom’s, an Italian place near her part-time home in Los Angeles. “That’ll be next time.” But after talking for nearly two hours over bread, salad, and piping hot arancini, she does know about me, because she asked—about where I live, my family, my dog, how I got into writing, how I started at BUST, even what TV shows I like. Read More
As expected, once Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for President, there was a barrage of sexist trolls waiting to make his or her two cents known. It is possible to have a critical discussion about Hillary Clinton without bringing her gender into it. Truly!  Funny or Die released a hilarious video mocking the idiotic comments that some people are making. Read More
  Strangers With Candy aired on Comedy Central for an exhilarating but brief bout at the turn of the millennium. The show was your typical high school melodrama, only starlet Amy Sedaris played a 46 year old recovered drug addict returning to school as a freshman. Sedaris intoxicated us as Jerri Blank with her fluttering lazy eye, underbite, turtleneck, and “fatty suit” induced F.U.P.A. She co-created and starred in the show alongside Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, and together they made a cult classic T.V. program full of raunchy humor and taboo subjects. Read More
  Vanessa Bayer is at it again: In her show, Sound Advice, Bayer plays media adviser Janessa Slater, who confidently offers misinformed guidance to famous bands. In the most recent episode, Bayer "advises" our lady-loves Sleater Kinney. Check out the below video to see the SNL funny girl defend ex-wife flashers, poorly define the riot grrrl movement, and compare her guests to an all-girl Mystery Team. We promise that if you woke up feeling the mid-week hump (it happens to the best of us), then nothing will cure you faster than watching Sleater Kinney explain that Susan B. Read More