A Field Guide To The Funniest Lady Writers In Entertainment
In 2012, there is no relevant conversation about whether or not women are funny. From our vantage point, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hold down the two most pee-your-pants good half hours on television. Bridesmaids
out-funnied The Hangover 2: Look! A Monkey!
by a longshot, and earned a serious-as-a-heart-attack $300 million with no bankable franchise behind it. Additionally, for an unscientific linguistic indicator of dominance: The number of times the word “girl” appears in the title of a successful comedy or buzzed-about pilot (Two Broke Girls
, New Girl
, and Girls
) nearly cancels out all the negative energy emanating from Two And A Half Men
This is the dawn of the age of women who know how to make us — other women, actual women, women who don’t consider Anna Faris sleeping her way through her little black book to be funny — laugh. Behold, our lineup of the most ballsy, talented crop of female comedy writers in Hollywood.