On Why More Women Should Write Comedy: A Mathematical (But Not Boring) Study

I've have always wondered about the broader reason there aren't more women in comedy as well. I wrote a while back about how the amount of women I went to college with was even with men and then somehow they all disappeared (http://maryiampietro.com/to-all-my-creative-ladies/). I'm sure the reasons are numerous but it still doesn't explain why there isn't the same drop off in men. I think in just a few years we won't even be having these conversations anymore because the numbers will even out. Younger generations of women aren't hearing the "you can't be funny" message anymore. I know I barely heard it growing up (although it was there) and that's why I decided to pursue a career in comedy writing!

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm 0