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Painting, acting, dancing, writing. Michele ACourt, famed comedian from New Zealand, says in her Guardian People do ask if women can act, or paint, or dance, or write, or sing, or play music. Comedy still seems to be place where people are regularly made to feel other. Unfortunately, this comment, while two years old, still rings true as taking quick look through line ups of most New York stand Up clubs this weekend will point out something quite obvious: distinct lack of women in relation to men. Whats more, Tina Fey said in her recent interview in Town & Country Magazine that it is terrible time for women in comedy, continuing If you were to really look at it, boys are still getting more money for lot of garbage, while ladies are hustling and doing amazing work for less. Fey's remarks speak towards comedy at all levels, as women continue to be in comedy from standup to screen, receiving less money than men as well. Comedy Allows Its Performers To Voice Their Complaints About Our Society, Showing Their Audience What Isnt Quite Right About Status Quo. Give this, if we are to nearly silence half of population, half that certainly has more to complain about than male portions, we ignore great way for women to promote social thought. Growing up in New York, performing standup throughout high school and now in college, Ive have not seen one female performer at any school event, which is worrisome as that translates to number of female comedians emerging in industry. I personally was inspired to begin doing standup by male comedians I saw performing in clubs and on television, yet lack of female performers in this regard offers little encouragement to any would - be female comics. Necessary change has to come from club, and television and larger comedy will follow. First, if we are to understand gender gap on standup stage, we have to understand how society works to prevent women from attempting comedy. Julia Serano, transgender writer and trans - bi activist writes about way that we socialize, and our cultural beliefs, influence our brain development, and therefore our behaviors. In addition, Andrea Greenbaum, professor of Writing and English at Barry University, states: Women, in general, are socially conditioned to avoid confrontation, but stand - up comedians, if they are to be successful, must engage themselves with audience, and by doing so, put themselves at verbal risk. Taking this information, see that socialization that women undergo factors directly into their desires to pursue comedy. While it is true that not all women socialize, there is large population of women that socialize to avoid type of confrontation that makes for great comedians.

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From get - go, Ellen DeGeneres has been about clean, understated comedy. And it paid off for her. She was first woman that Johnny Carson invited over to join him on couch to talk after performing her standup routine on Tonight Show. He compared her to thoughtful comedy of Bob Newhart. Her down - to - earth approach resulted in two TV sitcoms: Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and Ellen Show From 2001 To 2002. Many say it was Coming Out on Oprah in 1997, and her TV character Coming Out, that caused Ellen to be cancelled following year. True or not, DeGeneres rebound with her hit Show, Ellen DeGeneres Show, in September 2003, and has been going strong ever since. Her comedy is still fun, involves lot of dancing, and is upbeat, although she does have penchant for pulling pranks. Read MORE: How Ellen ' Historic Coming - Out Episode changed Television

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Discrimination against women

In many societies around world, woman's role has affected her flexibility in comedy. In countries that historically view women as inferior to men, comedy is seen as masculine discipline. Common Perception That Women Aren't Funny Pervades All Aspects Of Comedy, Including Stand - Up, Television, And Movies. Comedy Establishment, Influenced By Patriarchal Society, Has Relegated Women To Side Of Tears And Loss. Systematic sexism can be found at level of audience members, bookers, agents, and male comics. As powerful social tool, comedy brings women outside of traditional roles that have been defined as theirs. Women have experienced everything from heckling audience members calling them gendered terms like bitches or sluts, to being invited to fake comedic festivals, to being introduced in roasts as girl that sleeps with one of judges.

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