|Women Are Taking Over Comedy
Categories: Comedians,Comedy Shows
Posted: May 30, 2013
by Ted Greenberg
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There have always been funny ladies. Carol Burnett. Gilda Radner. And the list goes on and on. The last decade, though, has enjoyed a renaissance of women comedians. Amy Poehler. Wanda Sykes. Kristen Wiig. Tina Fey. And who’s hotter than Melissa McCarthy right now? Maybe Lena Dunham. And now Amy Schumer.
Halfway through Comedy Central’s first season of Inside Amy Schumer, the show has already been renewed for a second season of 10 episodes, slated to air in 2014. Not bad.
Entertainment Weekly raved about the show, giving it an A. And started the review with “Amy Schumer is just as profane as any man, woman, or drunk robot on Comedy Central.” And then wrote, “There’s something communal about Schumer’s approach to comedy. It’s not just about punchlines. It’s about conversations. And she makes the women around her seem funnier, just by letting them in on the joke.”
Clearly Comedy Central and its fans like being in on the joke. And they will be, at least for one more season. Congrats Amy.
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