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And All Was Right With the World

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Will Play Sisters In A New Comedy Film From Paula Pell

Happy dance!! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are working together again! And they’re playing sisters. 


The Boob Tube

Krysten Ritter Set To Star, Produce 1960s Astronaut Comedy For NBC

Just recently we told you about Will Ferrell’s new production company set to focus on female-led television and film comedy projects. I think this project it too new to fall under their umbrella but it totally fits. Don’t Trust the B star Krysten Ritter is leading a new NBC series called Mission Control where she’ll play a NASA engineer in 1965.


and let it be known

Will Ferrell Launches New Female-Focused Production Company

Gary Sanchez Productions (named after a fictional Paraguayan entrepreneur) has announced that it is creating a new division, Gloria Sanchez Productions (named after an equally fictional female step-granddaughter of a Paraguayan entrepreneur) that will focus on creating female-led television and movie comedy projects.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Chestburster Onesie For Your Little Alien

Sci-fi scribe Mike Dougherty (X-Men 2) has another skill besides writing: Designing Alien onesies. (Fashionably Geek)


The Mary Sue Exclusive

Exclusive Premiere & Interview: Teal Sherer’s My Gimpy Life Season 2!

Teal Sherer (of The Guild fame) is back with a second season of her successfully Kickstarted comedy web series, My Gimpy Life, directed by Sean Becker. What new, ridiculous things will people say when they meet our star? Which other “famous types” can we expect to see? Find out in this world premiere of the trailer and then hit the jump for our exclusive chat with Sherer! 


I See What They Did There

Watch Out For The Poehler Vortex

This joke may have been going around a bit this week but we’re pretty sure our fellow nerd journalist Glen Tickle from Geekosystem was the first to photoshop it. Please give him all the props. Oh yeah, and check out Geekosytems’s post on just what this “polar vortex” thing is all about. If you want to learn something. Learning is fun!

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Harvard Lampoon Elects First Black Female President

Alexis Wilkinson is the new president of the Harvard Lampoon, and with vice president Ellie Parker, this will be the first time in the humor magazine’s one hundred thirty seven year history that its executive officers will be two women.


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

BAMF Girls Club Gets Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey [VIDEO]

How will the BAMF girls react when a certain bow-tied stranger arrives at the house?

Previously in BAMF Girls Club


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

NBC Bites, Gives Maya Rudolph a Variety Show

Comedian Maya Rudolph asked, and NBC has delivered, agreeing with the SNL alumn that the world would be a better place if she had a variety show to host.


Assuming Direct Control

Lady-Created Comedies Are Taking Over Television

What do Tina Fey, Laura Gutin, and Laura Solon all have in common? They’re all female comedy writers with new series in development, by ladies, starring ladies.