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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 [...]

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?