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Comedy

Judy Gold

Standup comedian Judy Gold won two Daytime Emmys for her work writing and producing the Rosie O’Donnell Show in 1998 and 1999.

Sarah Silverman on Stage

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Comedian Sarah Silverman on stage.
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Comedian Sarah Silverman on stage.

Nancy Meyers

With her blockbuster hits Private Benjamin and Baby Boom, Nancy Meyers defied the conventional wisdom that a movie centered on a woman’s story wouldn’t draw audiences.

Amy Schumer

On her award-winning sketch comedy show, Amy Schumer has used humor to call attention to feminist issues from ageism against women in Hollywood to the pervasiveness of rape culture.

Sarah Silverman

Comedian Sarah Silverman has used her raunchy and irreverent deadpan humor as much to raise awareness about issues like women’s health as to entertain.

Chelsea Handler

When her confession in a DUI class left people rolling in the aisles, struggling actress Chelsea Handler launched a brilliant new career as a comedian.

Amy Schumer, 2011

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

Photo courtesy of Mario Santor via Wikimedia Commons.

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

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Sarah Silverman, 2007

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Comedian Sarah Silverman at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
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Comedian Sarah Silverman at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Chelsea Handler, 2007

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Chelsea Handler in 2007.

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Chelsea Handler in 2007.

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Paula Sinclair on When Harry Met Sally

This Week in History: On July 12, 1989, "When Harry Met Sally" was released. Paula Sinclair muses on her reaction to the movie when it was first released and the experience of talking with her teenage daughter about the film years later.

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This Week in History: On July 12, 1989, "When Harry Met Sally" was released. Paula Sinclair muses on her reaction to the movie when it was first released and the experience of talking with her teenage daughter about the film years later.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Comedy." (Viewed on February 8, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/comedy>.

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