1. The rise of female comedians — It's a long-running opinion that pretty women rarely become funny comedians (posited one male comic friend of ours, "Who would ever boo a pretty woman off the stage? Pretty ladies just aren't exposed to the same training."), but the current influx of highly trained, LOLIRL-sharp, very female comedians is proving those dudes wrong, validating the fact that the female experience can indeed be much smarter and funnier than Cathy comics. From Mindy Kaling and Tina Fey to Rebel Wilson and Issa Rae, female comedians are selling out stages, starring in and writing their own prime-time TV shows, launching huge franchises featuring their own brands of women-centric comedy, deeming the term "comedienne" entirely unnecessary… and, oh yeah, looking mighty pretty while doing it all.
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