Makers: Women in Comedy

Makers: Women in Comedy

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 7:00pm

Jane Lynch

Credit: Courtesy of David Hume Kennerly

Track the rise of women in the world of comedy, from 70s sitcoms to today’s multifaceted landscape.

Today, movies like Bridesmaids break box office records and the women of Saturday Night Live are often more famous than their male counterparts. Contemporary comics, including Chelsea Handler, Mo’Nique, Sarah Silverman, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Kathy Griffin, talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go. Makers: Women in Comedy airs Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World.