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2014 was, by most accounts, a pretty rad year for the ladies in the crowd. Politically, we’ve got more woman than ever before in Congress (100 to be exact), the first African-American Republican Congresswoman,  and a blatant smack down of  extreme anti-abortion laws. Women have thoroughly flexed their social media muscles, creating trending hashtags like #YesAllWomen, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft that united women and allies against violence, misogyny ... Read More
Well, the word at least. Sorry, was that baiting? Brilliant friend of BUST Amy Schumer and the rest of the folks at her show, Inside Amy Schumer, made a stand against Comedy Central’s skewed codification system for dicks and pussies -- “dick” is vernacular, “pussy” is profane -- and they won. The obscenely funny creator and titular star of Inside Amy Schumer, who cast a spell on BUST’s cover this April/May, joined the ... Read More
Come on, we never got out! They left us! If you feel like your best friends have been on vacation in a remote desert without wifi ever since the first season of Broad City on Comedy Central wrapped up, then consider this trailer for the Jan. 14 premiere a sweet postcard that took four days for Abbi to buy, three days for Ilana to write, and a month for them to mail. We can’t wait to have these ladies back in our lives! Until then, reruns and ... Read More
(That's race jokes, not racist.) Kristina Wong and Issa Rae are two performers profiled in the new New York Times video series, Off Color. The four-part series delves into the personal and political goals and motivations of artists of color who use humor to directly and acutely address issues of race in the United States. It is enthralling to hear these provocative artists overtly explain the social injustices that inspire them to be not just artists who can ... Read More
Surely you recall when, last year, SNL’s lack of diversity reached critical (un)mass and much ado was made about show-runner Lorne Michaels’ search for a fresh black female face to add to the cast. Leslie Jones was in the pool along with Sasheer Zamata, and though the latter was eventually recruited as a cast member, Jones impressed too, so she was culled for the writing room. Well, Leslie Jones is officially moving out of the writing room and onto the ... Read More
Portland’s women in comedy showcase, All Jane, No Dick, does not aim to prove that women are funnier than men... but, if you need proof, have a gander at the seriously unfunny “men’s rights activists” who are protesting the festival. The annual festival, coming up Oct. 15, was founded by Stacey Hallal three years ago. All Jane, No Dick provides an enthusiastic stage for a diverse group of girl goofballs to shine in a business that, like ... Read More
If you missed it last night, you missed out big time. Okay, well, I think ... I missed it, too! Luckily for us, MAKERS: Women in Comedy has a special online airing tonight at 8PM EST hosted by Kathy Griffin on makers.com. This is the first episode in the fall documentary series that focuses on different fields and institutions where women have been building and innovating and making things happen. Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers, and Sarah Silverman invite you ... Read More
Get ready, as AOL MAKERS' Fall Documentary Series premieres tomorrow, Sept. 30, on PBS! MAKERS.com, if you haven't already heard of them, is the largest collections of videos that share women’s stories. You can hear Oprah, Alicia Keys, Ellen DeGeneres, Zooey Deschanel, Hillary Clinton, and other women from countless industries inspire and free you from the weird self-conscious gifts (ugh) given by society. While their website already has a very large ... Read More
Your rainy, grim Thursday (well, here on the East Coast...) is about to turn sunny-side up, amigos. As if Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's posed comebacks WEREN'T EXCITING ENOUGH, NBC  has just released a promo for another pilot in the wings: The Maya Rudolph Show. Put another way: happy birthday everyone, across time and space. Rudolph (a former BUST cover-gal, btw) spoke to Vulture about the ins and outs of building her own television show from the ground ... Read More
  When Tina Fey pulled up her chair at the Saturday Night Live writers’ table, the show wasn’t all that woman-friendly. In her autobiographical book Bossypants, the comedien tells a story of how writers often assumed men in drag could be more funny than women. By the time she left, the show had featured more female greats than ever before: Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolf, Kristen Wiig, and others graced us with their unbeatable wit.    But wait ... Read More
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