Introduction pretty funny women and comedys body politics funniness prettiness and feminism in 2007 eminent journalist christopher hitchens published a widely circulated vanity fair essay called why women arent funny making the provocative argument that humor is more natural pervasive and highly developed in men than in women women dont need to be funny he claimed. In her book pretty funny women comedians and body politics linda mizejewski begins by retracing these hoary assumptions and cultural biases arguing that the assumed pretty funny binary has nevertheless enabled female comics to engage in a transgressive comedy grounded in the female body its looks its race and sexuality and its . Download citation on researchgate pretty funny women comedians and body politics focusing on star writer performer comedians kathy griffin tina fey sarah silverman margaret cho wanda . My book pretty funny women comedians and body politics due out in march 2014 is about the surprisingly political and feminist work being done by some of our most popular women comics these days tina fey and amy poehler acclaimed hosts of the golden globes two years in a row are known for their feminism kathy griffin annual host of cnns new years eve bash claims gay men as her . Get this from a library pretty funny women comedians and body politics linda mizejewski women in comedy have traditionally been pegged as either pretty or funny attractive actresses with good comic timing such as katherine hepburn lucille ball and julia roberts have always gotten
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