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LeeAnn Dance

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LeeAnn Dance.
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LeeAnn Dance.

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.

Jamie Lee Curtis, 2015

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Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.
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Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.

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Jill Soloway, May 31, 2013

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Jill Soloway, May 31, 2013.
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Jill Soloway, May 31, 2013.

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Amy Schumer, 2011

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

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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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Rachel King on Joyce Brothers's Win on the $64,000 Challenge, 2015

This Week in History: On October 27, 1957, Joyce Brothers won the $64,000 Challenge with an obscure question on boxing. Rachel King discusses how Brothers leveraged her media success to become one of the first pop psychologists, paving the way for everyone from Dr. Ruth to Dr. Phil.
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This Week in History: On October 27, 1957, Joyce Brothers won the $64,000 Challenge with an obscure question on boxing. Rachel King discusses how Brothers leveraged her media success to become one of the first pop psychologists, paving the way for everyone from Dr. Ruth to Dr. Phil.

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