Live theater is making a return but many of the same gender stereotypes exist even in more avant-garde shows.
Kathy Griffin’s Rise from the D-List to the A-List
How Kathy Griffin capitalized on her reputation as a D-list actress.
Ally Hord on Comedy, Writing, and The Right Side of History
Comedy writer Ally Hord explains how persistence helped her develop her career and advises young women to ask for what they want.
Jackie “Moms” Mabley: The Original Badass Comedian
A floppy hat and housedress became tools for subversion in the hands of comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley.
Hurt Until It Laughs
For comedians Carolyn Castiglia and Lane Moore, painful topics mean opportunities for entertainment and connection.
“You Have Too Much Self-Esteem”: Lane Moore’s Tinder Live!
Remember watching Mystery Science Theater with your friends in college? Well, I recently went to the dating version of that. It’s called Tinder Live! and it’s a comedy show about the darker…
Right Here, Right NOW!
2015 is shaping up to be a great year for comedy. Especially female-driven comedy. Alongside new TV and movie projects from Tina Fey, Amy Schumer and Mindy Kaling, an increasing number of…
You Wouldn’t Understand: In Conversation with Dana Schwartz, Creator of @GuyInYourMFA
It wasn’t long after finding the Twitter account @GuyInYourMFA that it became my favorite feed. Its precious nuggets of self-importance—think of it as mansplaining with a literary bent—could have been drafted on…
Cake Shop Comedy—Have Your Cake and Eat it, Laughing Your Ass Off
Cake Shop is a New York institution. As soon as I walk in, I feel relieved that its integrity has been preserved. This is why New York is still the greatest. I…
Getting To Know The “Rare Birds Of Fashion”
“Rare Birds of Fashion” is a new web series from writer and director Lily Hayes Kaufman and co-creator Jackie Schwartz.
Real Feels: “This Is Going to Hurt” at UCB
Tears don’t come easy for me in New York City. The city seems designed to keep people too busy to wallow. There’s always a concert or a friend’s reading to attend, and…