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Comedy

Watch Octavia Spencer Host "Saturday Night Live"

On Saturday, actress, producer, and 2017 MAKERS Conference speaker Octavia Spencer took to the stage of the renowned "Saturday Night Live" to host an... Read More »

Watch Kathy Griffin Discuss Her New Book LIVE

Join MAKER Kathy Griffin for a live discussion as she details her craziest, jaw dropping and sometimes-bizarre anecdotes in her new book, "Kathy Grif... Read More »

Empowering Quotes to Celebrate Kristen Wiig's Birthday

Whether it's her hilarious skits on "SNL," or her memorable role in "Bridesmaids," it's safe to say that Kristen Wiig is a reigning woman in comedy.... Read More »

The Female Comedians to Watch at Fringe 2016

Looking for the bright side of life this 2016? Well, there’s no guarantee the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be optimistic in its laughs, but it’s... Read More »

A Brief History of British Women in Comedy

With August 2016’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe picking up pace and Sandi Toksvig’s MAKERS video debuting on this site, there’s no better time to t... Read More »

Absolutely Fabulous Is Back, Sweetie Darling!

In 1992, “Absolutely Fabulous”, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders’ take on the exuberant and excessive world of fashion PR and the Notting Hil... Read More »

See Amy Schumer's Stunning Vanity Fair Cover

Vanity Fair recently revealed their May cover featuring comedian, writer, and actress Amy Schumer. In her cover story, Schumer reveals how she is now... Read More »

Joy Behar: An Exclusive Sneak Peek of Her MAKERS Story

What does it take to be a woman in comedy?  Just ask Joy Behar — one of our upcoming MAKERS. In this exclusive sneak peek of her MAKERS story, t... Read More »

What the Lack of Women On Late Night TV Means for Election 2016

By Krystal Marie Ball & S.E. Cupp With the return of "The Daily Show" with new host Trevor Noah this week and Stephen Colbert's recent debut on "The... Read More »

Thurber Prize Crowns First Female Winner Because Finally, Women Are Actually Funny

By Kelsey Manning I joke. Of course women have always been the funniest, most incisive, creative, magical creatures on the planet. Only now, they’... Read More »

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