What about women?
An analysis of a comedy club lineup over four years found that:
- Women represented 20% of MCs
- Middle-of-the-night female comics represented 14% of lineups
- 8% of headliners were women
We created Funny “Ladies” Power Hour to help empower women in comedy. “Why,” do you ask? Because women are often overlooked, undervalued, and disrespected in this space. Here are just a few experiences from comedians.
-So many times, MCs comment on a woman’s looks when introducing her to the audience. As a comedian, I spend a lot of time working on my material and my art. I just wish that we could be viewed as comedians instead of something to look at.