7 Female Comics On How Being A Woman in Comedy Has Affected Them

for better and for worse

The New York Comedy Festival wrapped up last weekend, and among its stellar lineup of professional laugh generators were some of the funniest women on the planet. And yes, despite the blinding success of names like Schumer and Silverman, being a woman in the male-dominated comedy world is still very much a thing, and it has affected female stand-ups from the moment they picked up their first mic. We asked seven of these women—all of whom killed it at the NYCF—about what being a woman who makes people laugh for a living has meant to them, for better and for worse.