In an age when un-retouched pictures of beautiful women are often considered scandalous, it can be kind of hard to keep up your own self-esteem. Yes, Beyoncé’s skin may not be perfectly ***Flawless, but who among us is without an occasional blemish? Looking "normal" is treated more and more like a deformity than simply being a human being (cellulite, stretch marks and acne, oh my!) and nobody can express how ridiculous this is better than the fierce and funny Amy Schumer. Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Oct 07, 2013
Amy Poehler, the world’s most fabulously awesome human being x1000, wrote a wonderfully thoughtful piece for The New Yorker about her experience as a 17-year old working at an ice cream parlor. The essay, which takes place in 1989—the summer before Poehler’s first year at Boston College—details the tribulations of working in the restaurant business, and explores a familiar topic: adolescent unease about the future. Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 01, 2013
When was the last time you heard some jack-off say that women don’t make music, or that chick-fronted bands pale in comparison to bands of Big, Strong Men? Well, tell those jerks to whine no more, because I have a playlist for you that will prove them all wrong.
Extremely funny Twitter lady Amber Earnest (@rare_basement, and if you don’t follow her yet I suggest you do) made a 1,000+ song Spotify playlist composed entirely of female-fronted bands, culled from suggestions given to her in the form of @replies. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on Jul 11, 2013
Margaret Cho is the queen of our hearts. Seriously, this past BUSTie can do no wrong. In addition to her comedy touring, filming Drop Dead Diva, and making appearances on everything from xoJane to The View, Margaret has taken on a new and original web-series.
Cho is partnering up with two other fantastic ladies, who I totally fantasize about inviting over to play Cards Against Humanity and get day drunk with me: Selene Luna and Yvette Saunders.
In Transition will shock you, thrill you, and make you laugh out loud. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Jan 22, 2013
It is unspeakably cold here in New York, which is why we’re excited to cozy up with The Best of Gilda Radner at tomorrow night’s installment of PAJAMARAMA!
BUST contributor and ‘zine-stress Ayun Halliday will introduce this epically funny compilation of the late Ms. Radner’s most memorable characters and moments.
Your $8 ticket (which you can buy in a snap right here) gets you a seat in Videology’s lovely private screening room and a free issue of BUST—and all ticket sales will benefit the Gilda’s Club cancer charity. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Nov 12, 2012
All of us here at BUST love ourselves some funny ladies. That’s why we're going to talk about how the online show Broad City is worth checking out for a good hearty laugh.
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are the creators and stars of the online comedy series Broad City. The 2-to-7 minute long webisodes depict life in the city for the two uncomfortably awkward twenty-somethings. And the ladies have been at it since 2010. Read More