Posted on March 31, 2016
We love to laugh. Some of us even live to laugh. Laughter is not always the best medicine, but it can be a great help with fighting pain and alongside other treatments in cases of illness of all kinds.
Celebrating comedians is a great idea, and celebrating female comedians on a special day is a great idea.
This is because there is still a HUGE gender gap in comedy. Some comedy club bookers tell very funny female comedians that “women aren't funny.” Even if women get booked in a comedy gig, they usually get paid a lot less than male comedians. Audiences often say, “I don't like female comedians” before they've even heard a particular woman's act. Comedian Vanessa Fraction says “you have to have tough skin and fearlessness” to be a female comedian.
So today, take some time to watch and talk about and honor funny women!
Here are a few of my favorites:
|One of the funniest women in Hollywood isn't known for|
playing comedy roles - but she is really fun and funny in
interviews and backstage and on the red carpet: Jennifer Lawrence.
Also on this date: