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Cameron Esposito Answers the Age-Old Question "What's It Like to Be a Woman in Comedy?"

As part of her ongoing A.V. Club column, standup Cameron Esposito has a new feature out today called "What It's Like to Be a Woman in Comedy" that addresses issues females face in the standup world, why the overload of white male comics should embrace the idea of more diverse lineups, why the word "comedienne" is just awful, and why the question of being a woman in comedy often goes unanswered. Here's an excerpt from the piece:

To be a woman in comedy is to be pitted against the only other female comic in the city you came up in for every booking in town and to never [...]

Talking to Cameron Esposito About Homophobic Audiences and Making Her Late Night Debut in Front of Leno and Ferguson

Few standups have a late night debut like Cameron Esposito's. When she did her first ever TV standup performance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last month, her set was funny — the best a comedian can hope for — but then she ended it interacting with Ferguson and guest Jay Leno, who invited her over to the couch after she made a joke at Leno's expense. In addition to having such an exciting late night debut, Esposito is also the host of Put Your Hands Together, UCB LA's big Tuesday night standup show that took the timeslot over from the long-running live show Comedy Bang! [...]

Maximum Fun Launches a New Podcast About Action Movies, 'Wham Bam Pow'

Jesse Thorn's podcast network Maximum Fun just release a new show last week called Wham Bam Pow. Hosted by stand-ups Cameron Esposito, Ricky Carmona, and Rhea Butcher, Wham Bam Pow is a show in which the three enthusiastically discuss and review action and sci-fi movies. Wham Bam Pow becomes Maximum Fun's 12th show and is the latest in a series of March additions to the podcast network. Earlier this month, Maximum Fun picked up Dave Hill's Podcast Incident and started a new show about motherhood called One Bad Mother, from Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn. So, if you don't already have enough podcasts to listen to, here are more [...]

Is Standup Comedy the New Punk Rock?

Portland's famous underground record label Kill Rock Stars is profiled in a recent article for the Portland Mercury that examines its recent foray into standup specials, and it's pretty interesting. Known for helping push bands like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, and Elliott Smith to mainstream fame, Kill Rock Stars has taken more and more interest in recording standup sets since a chance Twitter encounter with Kurt Braunohler in 2012 led to their release of his hour standup special How Do I Land? The label's most recent additions include Laura Kightlinger, Hari Kondabolu, Ian Karmel, and Cameron Esposito.

Kill Rock Stars president Portia Sabin even goes so far as [...]

Jay Leno and Craig Ferguson Interrupted Cameron Esposito's First Late Night Set

Here's a clip of standup Cameron Esposito making her late night debut last night on Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show, where Jay Leno was the guest. A few minutes into her set Esposito made a joke about Leno, which inspired Leno and Ferguson to call her over to the desk. This is probably the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent history.

Check Out Cameron Esposito's New 'A.V. Club' Column

"Now, I understand that for many of you this wouldn’t be a big deal. For me, this was heart-stopping, and her arrival brought up the question: At what point when meeting a new friend do you let that person know in casual conversation that you own them as an action figure? I’m talking mint on card."

- standup Cameron Esposito tells the tale of meeting the Terminatrix in the first installment of her new A.V. Club column Who In The World Is Cameron Esposito?

Read Cameron Esposito's Account of Being Heckled by a Terrible Homophobic Comic

Cameron Esposito, host of the LA-based standup show/podcast Put Your Hands Together, wrote a blog post for The Advocate called "What Not to Yell at a Lesbian Comic." It's about being heckled by a homophobic beginner comedian during her set, and it's a pretty fun time.