Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I LIKE FUNNY PEOPLE



especially when those people are women.  last wednesday i had the
privilege of celebrating the release of yael kohen's first book
"we killed: the rise of women in american comedy."  since i have
yet to read the book [i am going to read it], i will steal npr's

"an oral history tracing the careers and achievements of comediennes from the
past half century challenges opinions about why women cannot be effective comedic
entertainers and includes coverage of celebrities ranging from joan rivers and
lily tomlin to mary tyler moore and tina fey."

from the brief conversation i had with yael, i can tell she's a
down to earth, funny [although she claims that is unintentional],
and inspired woman.  i can't wait to get my hands on a copy of
this book, and you should all do the same [i mean, how could you
resist interviews with chelsea handler and the comedic words of
sarah silverman?].

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