Articles about 'comedy'

Cool cats

Grace Sharpley finds the sketch group Kitten Killers have a lot of funny things to say and sing about contemporary sexuality

Grace Sharpley // 4 February 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

The United Ladies of Comedy

Maria Shehata has found out a lot about attitudes to comedy and to women whilst travelling the world and researching her upcoming documentary

Maria Shehata // 23 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Bubbling up

Lissy Lovett is impressed with Sofie Hagen’s stand up hour at the Brighton Comedy Festival

Lissy Lovett // 3 November 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Nothing feminist to detect?

Lisa Glass watches the 2015 DVD release of 1990s detective drama Chandler & Co and is disappointed with the old fashioned humour and lack of realism

Lisa Glass // 28 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Looking for the class divide

Lissy Lovett considers the intersection of gender and class inspired by two of last week's news stories

Lissy Lovett // 14 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Feminist South Park

The creators of this long-running cartoon are open about its wide-ranging offensiveness, but does it sometimes subvert dominant norms to illustrate the raw deal girls often get? Victoria Brewster considers the case

Victoria Brewster // 2 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Not laughing

Lissy Lovett is dismayed again at the lack of representation of the female comedians at Edinburgh Fringe

Lissy Lovett // 28 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Peverted in Soho

Ettie Bailey-King enjoys Perverts: a joyful hybrid of music hall, freakshow Victoriana, stand-up and musical comedy that’s even better than the sum of its parts

Ettie Bailey-King // 24 August 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

The second EdFringe 2015 comedy digest

Lissy Lovett and Megan Stodel’s last report from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

Lissy Lovett // 18 August 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

A Book For Her: ridiculing the sacred

Nick Beard finds sharp humour, brutal honesty and a fine introduction to the power of feminist comedy in award-winning stand-up Bridget Christie's first book

Nick Beard // 17 August 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

The first EdFringe 2015 comedy digest

Lissy Lovett and Megan Stodel check out some of the women telling jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe this year

Lissy Lovett // 15 August 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Bloody funny

Susan Harrison considers the longstanding comedy myth that female comedians make loads of jokes about periods

Susan Harrison // 12 August 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Badass and disinclined to diet

Megan Stodel leaves Luisa Omielan’s stand-up show feeling inspired despite the occasional misstep

Megan Stodel // 29 July 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Welcome to our newest editors!

Two new section editors join the team - come say hello

Editor // 18 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Dear White People or what happens when we pin all our hopes to one film

Grace Barber-Plentie enjoys Dear White People but only up to a point

Grace Barber-Plentie // 13 April 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

The leader of the pack?

Dawn Kofie reports on the antics in Raised By Wolves so far and finds the show warm-hearted and often funny, although sometimes a little thin on plot

Dawn Kofie // 10 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Apply to be one of The F-Word’s newest section editors

With a number of section editor positions available, read on to find out more about current opportunities to volunteer for The F-Word

Editor // 16 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Beyond the jokes

This Comedian is a ten year retrospective of Idil Sukan's work in comedy photography. Hannah Dormor finds its insight into identity dazzling

Hannah Dormor // 2 March 2015

Categories: Art, Comedy, Reviews

Don’t be afraid of Vagina Wolf

Agata Ostrowska is impressed with Anna Margarita Albelo's debut feature about creative adventures of "Bridget Jones' older lesbian sister"

Agata Ostrowska // 12 January 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

New TV feature: women on panel shows

Emily Hoyle reports on the slow progress made regarding women’s representation on TV panel shows generally, nearly a year after the BBC acted on recommendations to boost women’s presence on...

Holly Combe // 10 January 2015

Categories: Blog

Panel shows: the numbers don’t add up

Emily Hoyle reports on the slow progress made regarding women's representation on TV panel shows generally, nearly a year after the BBC acted on recommendations to boost women's presence on screen

Emily Hoyle //

Categories: Features, Television

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello, F Word readers, and Happy 2015! Welcome to the first weekly round-up and open thread of the year. Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by members of the collective or the author of this post). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "oy vey" and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please share this post, and comment below!

Chella Quint // 5 January 2015

Categories: Blog

New review: Some Girls

Kate Bonynge looks at the third series of BBC3’s Some Girls, a comedy about three 18 year olds that marks a change from the male dominated programmes we’ve come to...

Holly Combe // 17 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Finally, the girls are centre stage

Kate Bonynge looks at the third series of BBC3's Some Girls, a comedy about three 18 year olds that marks a change from the male dominated programmes we've come to expect

Kate Bonynge // 16 December 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello and welcome to the weekly round-up and open thread! Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by members of the collective or the author of this post). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "very interesting" to *headdesk to very sad or rage-enducing, and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please comment below!

Chella Quint // 12 August 2014

Categories: Blog

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