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  1. TV’s Funniest Women, Including Ellie Kemper and Gina Rodriguez, Gather For Roundtable on Women and Comedy

    This week, The Hollywood Reporter contains an amazing roundtable discussion gathering some of television’s funniest women talking about what it’s like being a woman in comedy, and what lines they will or won’t cross for a laugh.

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  2. Amy Schumer and Paul Feig Teaming Up On Mother-Daughter Comedy; Feminist Game Still On Point

    Amy Schumer is not only hilarious, but she's been wowing us lately with her increasingly feminist commentary via her comedy. Meanwhile, Paul Feig has been creating platforms for some of Hollywood's funniest women, the most recent example of which is, of course, his upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. Now, they're teaming up for a new comedy!

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  3. Jon Stewart Speaks Up on Trevor Noah: Let Him Earn Your Respect… or Not

    One person's voice was noticeably absent from all the commotion last week over the new Daily Show host's Twitter activity: current Daily Show host/institution, Jon Stewart. The show came back from its break last night, and Stewart finally got the chance to address concern over Trevor Noah.

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  4. [UPDATED] New Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Criticized for Misogynistic, Anti-Semitic, and Fat-Shaming Tweets

    Head, meet Daily Show desk.

    Welp, that was fast: following the announcement yesterday that Trevor Noah would be taking over The Daily Show for Jon Stewart, the South-African comedian quickly became the subject of controversy for his history of tweeting terribly offensive (not to mention un-funny) jokes.

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  5. Bojack Horseman Creative Team Talk Comedy’s “Male as Default” Problem on NPR

    "If we can normalize the idea of women existing, that's the least we can do."

    Back in January, a Tumblr post from Bojack Horseman series creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg gained a lot of attention for its discussion of comedy's tendency to automatically use male, white characters as the norm.

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  6. Let Some Women Who Get Periods Explain Them to You in a Totally Factual Way That’s 100% Real

    My period! YOU'RE ALL FIRED

    As the proud owner of a horrifying vagina monster uterus, I can totally confirm that the all-male advertising team who designed this commercial (AKA the writers of NYU's sketch comedy group Hammerkatz) have gotten every detail exactly right. Well done, boys. Well done.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Adventure Time Dog Toys for the Discerning Canine

    "Oh my Glob, get me out of your mouth!"

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  8. White Male Comedians Aren’t Funny

    But there sure are a lot of them.

    Are women funny? Are black comics funny? These are both questions I hear discussed fairly regularly, usually at comedy shows, usually by white male comics. It's kind of a topic I'm sick of hearing about, because it's stupid to make assumptions about someone's comedy based solely on gender or race—especially because white male comedians aren't funny.

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  9. The Mary Sue Remembers Robin Williams With Some of Our Favorite Scenes

    O captain, my captain.

    Let's all laugh and be sad together.

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  10. The “Smile B****” Training Camp”: Never Ruin A Man’s Day With Your Sad Face Again! [Video]

    This.

    I suspect that for many of our readers (I'm tempted to say especially those who live in larger cities, although let's be honest, chauvinistic stupidity knows no geographical bounds), being ordered to smile by strange men is at least a daily occurrence.

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  11. Asking the Tough Questions: What Even Is up With Tuxedo Mask, Guys?

    What's up, man? Who are you?

    Sometimes people who criticize the original Sailor Moon make the argument that Sailor Moon isn't an effective superhero because Tuxedo Mask usually swoops in to distract the enemy for her—or, as they usually put it, "is always saving her from everything." Guys. Have you really sat down and watched the show? Tuxedo Mask is fundamentally useless. Here, comedy sketch group Wilcats gets it. They get it so hard.

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  12. The True Story Behind “Women Are Too Hard To Animate”

    Tonight on 20/20

    Thank you, LoadingReadyRun, for delving so deep into this hard-hitting story.

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  13. Nick Douglas Summarizes Every Internet Argument in This One Video

    There's not as much yelling in this video as one might expect.

    Have you ever been in an argument on the Internet? Of course you have. That's like 50% of what the Internet is made of. (The other half is cats.) Slacktory's Nick Douglas did a great job of portraying every type of Internet arguer in this one video.

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  14. Kristen Wiig Is Directing Her First Movie!

    Kristen Wiig Directing Her First Movie!

    Kristen Wiig may have declined to make Bridesmaids 2 for very respectable artistic reasons, but that doesn't mean she's not making movies at all. In fact, it leaves the actress wide open for, you heard it, the director's chair.

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  15. We Spoke to Kurt Braunohler About Jet Skis, Charity, and Getting Wet for Goats

    Did that goat ever find out who farted?

    You know the old story—a comedian rides a jet ski from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money to send goats and chickens to help African families. It's a tale as old as time! Comedian Kurt Braunohler is the first person to actually do this, and he filmed the whole thing for his new Comedy Central webseries Roustabout. We spoke with him about the project.

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  16. Above Average Sums up Disaster and Heist Movies in Episodes II & III of One Take Movies

    Psst... hey... Above Average... make a bunch more of these...

    Earlier this week we saw the first episode of the new Above Average series One Take Movies "Hero Movie" that compressed the entire superhero genre (mostly Raimi's Spider-Man) into a four-minute single take. Now we have episodes II & III that break down "heist" and "disaster" movies the same way.

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  17. Check Out Episode 1 Of Spooked, The New Ghost-Hunting Comedy Webseries From Felicia Day

    G-G-G-Ghooooosts!

    We were pretty excited after seeing the trailer for the Felicia Day/Bryan Singer produced Geek & Sundry webseries, Spooked. Now we're happy happy to bring you the premiere episode! The cast features some familiar faces and Alison Haislip and Dichen Lachman are guest-starring this time around. Enjoy! Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  18. This New Series From Above Average Tells Entire Genre Movie Stories in a Single Take, First Up: The Hero Movie

    Violence is never the answer!

    Could you summarize an entire movie genre in four minutes with just one take? Well, the folks at Above Average sure can. Their new series, One Take Movies, does exactly that. The first episode looks at our beloved superhero films with The Hero Movie, and a lot of the tropes are dead on.

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  19. Rub Salt in Your Ant-Man Wounds With a Compilation of Edgar Wright’s Unique Style

    Maybe Americans are just too happy to be funny? Nope. It's definitely not that.

    Oh, man. I just finished my Ant-Man mourning period, and now this analysis of Edgar Wright's visual style by Tony Zhou has me once again bemoaning what could have been. Anyone want to binge watch The Cornetto Trilogy with me?

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  20. Above Average’s “Gassy Walt Whitman” Is Our New Favorite Meme

    We must fart my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger.

    The Internet loves a good meme, but in their series "Memes That Never Made It" Above Average looks at some of the misses. Today they released another round of "Gassy Walt Whitman" images that take lines from Whitman's poems and turn them into fart jokes. Highbrow? Not really, but that doesn't make us love it any less.

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