Category Archives: Funny Women

Sandra Bernhard Is the Sandra Bernhard of Earth: The Regency Ballroom, May 1, 2015

“They say, ‘Beirut is the Paris of the Middle East.’ No, it’s not,” she retorts, in her trademark blend of honesty and irritation. “Beirut is the Beirut of the Middle East. Paris is the Paris of France.” Continue reading

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Meeting Comedy Heroes 2: Laughing with Jennifer Saunders in London

KarenWorldUSA goes to London and meets one of her all-time comedy sheroes, the great Jennifer Saunders! Continue reading

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Meeting Your Heroes and Learning from Them: Writing Skits with Kevin McDonald

There’s an implicit danger in meeting one’s heroes, namely what will you do — how will you feel — if they don’t live up to your image of them? For childhood or longtime heroes, the stakes are even higher, as … Continue reading

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Sunday Girls: Veep, Girls & the Women of Mad Men

Sunday nights used to belong to Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. Now, they are the province of the ladies of Girls, Veep and Mad Men. Girls most closely and self-consciously carries Carrie’s mantle. It’s got four modern, idiosyncratic female leads … Continue reading

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The Comic Awesomesauce of Madeline Kahn Caps the Best Xmas Ever

It’s tough to be a Jew on Christmas. That much we know. But after years of trying the stereotypical movie-and-Chinese food thing, or the just pretend-it’s-a-regular-day-off thing, I think I finally nailed it. Xmas 2011 was a delight. Delish outdoor … Continue reading

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Always a Bridesmaid(s): New Kristen Wiig Movie Apparently Proves Women Can Be Funny

“Sex and the City” was a fantasy with specks of intermittent but dead-on reality regular, less glamorous women could identify. “Bridesmaids” is reality with a touch of whimsy. Continue reading

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