March 31 – National “She's Funny That Way” Day

Posted on March 31, 2016

Jessica Williams
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.

Melissa McArthy
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:

Cesar Chavez Day

Plan ahead:

No comments:

Post a Comment