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‘The boys' club has been obliterated’: meet the women of colour shaking up comedy

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‘The boys' club has been obliterated’: meet the women of colour shaking up comedy

By Micha Frazer-Carroll

 

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Tiffany Haddish hands the mic to up-and-coming comedians for Netflix’s They Ready. Photograph: Fairfax Media

 

In 2017, Tiffany Haddish, the breakout star of Girls Trip, told the Guardian that she has never wanted to “steal the show”. “I’m not a thief. Where I come from, you don’t call someone that.”

 

This week, Haddish is going to practise what she preaches, handing the mic over to six comedians she thinks deserve our time.

 

The stars subvert the male, pale and stale status quo: they are mainly women of colour, and also represent queer, trans and working-class identities.

 

The show undoubtedly breaks new ground in representation in comedy.

 

Full Story: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/aug/14/the-boys-club-has-been-obliterated-meet-the-women-of-colour-shaking-up-comedy

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1 hour ago, canuckamuck said:

Well white guys aren't allowed to tell edgy jokes anymore, so someone should try to be funny,

You can still get Bernard Manning on You Tube. Or The Comedians. Real humour.

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Nice try.

Women are not funny and no amount of PC can convince me otherwise

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12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

they are mainly women of colour

Jesus wept why insert  this crap, you could then add transgender women of  colour to make  it EVEN MORE PC

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I saw the promo of this on Netflix and I can definitely say one thing that it is NOT, and that is FUNNY.

 

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Women aren't funny because, unlike men, they don't have a built-in imperative to be so.

To put it crudely, a woman doesn't need to make a man laugh to get laid.

 

By contrast, a man who cannot reduce a potential sex partner at least to giggles (and ideally to full-throated, open mouthed laughter) is an evolutionary abberation unlikely to pass on his genes to the next generation.

 

The late and great Christopher Hitchens promulgated this theory far more cogently and entertainingly than I ever could in a Vanity Fair piece twelve years ago. For some reason, not many women found his witty dissertation amusing!

 

https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2007/01/hitchens200701

 

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So, we are just supposed to ignore the already quite famous and successful female comedians, such as Tig Nataro and Amy Schumer? Okay. Thanks for letting me know.

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7 hours ago, timendres said:

So, we are just supposed to ignore the already quite famous and successful female comedians, such as Tig Nataro and Amy Schumer? Okay. Thanks for letting me know.

Tig nataro is an unfunny lesbian.

Amy Schumer is a joke stealing fraud. Google it.

 

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Women just aren't funny, sure you'll get the odd one in life as a mate that's entertaining but as a stand up ? no way - I don't know why but its fact!

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15 minutes ago, soistalker said:

Tig nataro is an unfunny lesbian.

Amy Schumer is a joke stealing fraud. Google it.

Well, thank goodness you clarified everything.

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23 hours ago, timendres said:

So, we are just supposed to ignore the already quite famous and successful female comedians, such as Tig Nataro and Amy Schumer? Okay. Thanks for letting me know.

So famous I never heard of them!

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