Women On Top – Female Comedians
Women in politics, women in music, women in sports, women as fathers, women in comedy. One of the most rapidly growing sectors in the entertainment scene these days is the Female Comedians corner. Women have always been present in the entertainment industry since vaudeville days and none of that are going to change, except maybe that female comedians are becoming more are more acknowledged for their talent.
Only some of the known greatest female comedians today are Ellen De Generes, Sandra Bernhard, Whoopie Goldberg, Wanda Sykes, Rosie O’ Donnell, Carol Burnet, Janeane Garafolo, Brett Butler, Sarah Silverman, and Kathy Griffin. TV stars, originals, and those who are more wickedly satirical, even socially deplorable, these women have both the wits and the guts. And there are still more of them coming, and adored. There are Margaret Cho, Imogene Coca, Jane Curtin, and Gilda Radner. Still there are Judy Tenuta, Rita Rudner, and Joan Rivers who adorn the Vegas and the red carpets with their outstanding humor, Ellen Cleghorne, Laura Kightlinger, and Victoria Jackson who entice the Saturday Night Live audience with stomach-churning laughter, and then Thea Vidale, Felicia Michaels, and Elayne Boosler, the stand up street survivors. They are all women working for their slice of recognition in the once brutally men’s world. But though some female comedians are criticized for seeming only to push a 60’s feminist attitude, even suggesting a female over men thinking, and are only taken as a joke themselves, still they are ready for your next event. Funny? Could be. For your entertainment. Yet not to be men’s superior nor to be trampled on, but simply to be an equal, to be loved, to have you laughing with them, not at them, at yourselves, ourselves and at the world. No matter how loud, scandalous, and irritable their sketches could be… well… that’s girl power! And we all have come to accept, and, love it. Don’t men find funny women sexy? Yes, yes, and yes. We all do. Even those female comedians not exactly in the comedy business, Lucille Ball, Joan Cusack, Paula Poundstone, Debra Messing, and Oprah Winfrey – they can make you laugh, watch out when they make you cry.
There’s always something they seem to be up to. There’s only one way to find out. Buy their tickets! As what we’ve always been hearing, “Behind every man’s success, is a woman.” Time to loosen up.