If you turn on your TV — or, more likely, flip open your laptop — you might get the impression that the comedy world is good to women. Broad City, Veep, The Mindy Project, Girls, Orange Is the New Black, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Parks and Recreation (may it rest in peace) — there is no shortage of women who reliably make us laugh, week after week.
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|Natalie Wall and Shaina Stigler of Bad Assery|
For those women still duking it out in the comedy trenches, the game hasn't changed all that much. Natalie Wall recalls the first night of a 2014 tour for her storytelling show, Awkward Sex...and the City, in which she and five other female comics shared their most horrifically funny sex stories. "We sold out the venue. There were people in line to see us that had never even heard of us before," Wall says. "We fucking killed! Then three separate guys told me I was
really funny...'for a girl.' It ruined the 'killing it' moment immediately.More »