Tag » female comedians
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
In 2008 Kathy Griffin became the first woman to make it to #1 on the Billboard Top Comedy List, and five years later she became the third female comedian ever to win a Grammy. As 2014 comes to close, Griffin is keeping busy on a nationwide comedy tour, preparing to replace her late hero Joan Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police, and will be honored in Monday’s release of MAKERS: Women in Comedy on PBS. The show will explore how the comedian fought to find a place for herself and future generations of women in the world of comedy. Read More
  In a promotional blitz for her new book “Yes Please," everyone’s favorite funny-girl Amy Poehler stopped by The Howard Stern Show yesterday to discuss sex-tips, divorce and a possible date she once went on with John Stamos. She thinks. Poehler, who separated from actor Will Arnett in 2012, said that she met Stamos for dinner and drinks, before realizing that perhaps she was on a date with the actual Uncle Jesse Katsopolis from Full House (watch out, Aunt Becky). Read More
My favorite thing about lazy Sundays is watching Saturday Night Live with breakfast. Is this really lame of me? Maybe, but I like to laugh alone with cereal. This weekend featured yet another gem of a lady-led sketch featuring host Sarah Silverman, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon as the big-haired, shoulder-padded stars of Supportive Women, the soap that no one watched, because, who wants to watch women on television unless they are conspiring to steal their best friend's husband? Oh, you do? Here. Read More
Apparently some guys still think it's okay to clap at women on the street, as if it's a classier way to catcall. "It's not harassment! It's appreciation!" they cry. Well, we won't accept that answer and we call shenanigans. Jessica Williams is all too familiar with this brand of bullshit and on The Daily Show last week, she made it known this behavior is unacceptable.   "Our walk to work is not there for him to comment on. It's not a red carpet, it's not a Fashion Week runway, it's a sidewalk. Read More
Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears on the most recent cover of Rolling Stone Magazine wearing nothing but the preamble of the U.S Constitution - and perhaps a little more. Despite the misprinted John Hancock signature sitting right above Louis-Dreyfus's luminescent derriere, the image itself is rather shocking. At first I was a bit skeptical about the productiveness of Louis-Dreyfus's unexpected nudity, especially the photograph of a white-wigged fellow tattooing her lower back. Read More
I'm not sure what it is, but I have a very deep love for entertainment that features a woman somewhat hopelessly trying to float amid the wreckage of her totally normal life--and if she's just barely keeping her head above water, I fall in love within thirty seconds. I always find myself more inspired by less-than-inspiring portrayals of women's lives. Read More
In "things that should have happened ten years ago but are just happening now" news, Saturday Night Live has finally auditioned black female cast members.  When Kerry Washington hosted last month, the writers addressed the long-standing issue with a tongue-in-cheek statement about the show being a white-guy-fest, but actions speak louder than words--and action there was not! But now it's being revealed that a sold-out showcase in Los Angeles last weekend was, in fact, an SNL hunt for a black female comedian to add to the cast. Read More
We've been talking about it for years, and it's finally happening: the Lady Laugh-In, a night of stand-up featuring some of the most ROFL-worthy ladies in comedy today. It's going down at Public Assembly in Brooklyn on Tuesday, April 9th at 8pm. Tickets are $5. FIVE DOLLARS, YO! (Please. Try to argue with that. I dare you. Read More