For lovers of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer—and some other "funny woman"—comes a candid feminist comedy manifesto exploring the sisterhood among women's comedy and women's liberation.
I’m now not humorous in any respect. What i'm is brave.” Lucille Ball
From girl popular culture powerhouses dominating the leisure panorama to memoirs from today’s such a lot vocal feminist comediennes stoning up the bestseller lists, ladies in comedy have by no means been extra influential.
Marking this cultural shift, The lady within the Show explores how comedy and feminism have grown hand in hand to provide girls a better voice within the ongoing struggle for equality. From I Love Lucy to SNL to today’s emerging cable and net sequence stars, Anna Fields's wonderful, considerate, and candid retrospective combines own narratives with the historic, political, and cultural contexts of the feminist movement.
With interview matters akin to Abbi Jacobson, Molly Shannon, Mo Collins, and Lizz Winsteadas good as actresses, stand-up comics, writers, manufacturers, and feminine comedy troupesFields stocks real tales of wit and heroism from a few of our such a lot precious (and underrepresented) artists. making a blueprint for the feminist comedians of the next day utilizing classes of the earlier, The woman within the Show encourages readers to revel inand insurgent againstour collective rules of "women's comedy."