Articles about 'comedy'

New review: Gayby

The ideas about what makes a family and how children enter it have been challenged for years now, and from different positions. Same-sex unions have been made legal in many...

Ania Ostrowska // 10 March 2013

Categories: Blog

This gayby is just for laughs

Megan Stodel laughs out loud at this film about an unconventional parenting arrangement but misses a more serious engagement with the subject

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Beat the winter blues with London Comedy Film Festival 24-27 January (plus COMPETITION!)

While it remains contested exactly which week of the year is the most miserable one, a non-for-profit foundation LOCO will definitely brighten up the next week for Londoners. London Comedy...

Ania Ostrowska // 16 January 2013

Categories: Blog

The big fat issue of the year

Kathi Elizabeth says the real issue with the Big Fat Quiz of the Year was its failure to include any female comics, not Jack Whitehall's joke about the Queen

Guest Blogger // 5 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Why The F-Word needs a comedy editor

Sexism proliferates in comedy. Female comedians aren't given enough attention, and male comedians relying on tired stereotypes make a killing, explains Megan Stodel. The F-Word plans to do something about it

Megan Stodel // 19 November 2012

Categories: Culture and Media

Comedy and games editors – WANTED

Take hold of the opportunity to transform our comedy or games coverage, apply to become one of The F-Word's new section editors.

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

What The Frock! 3 – four more fantastic comedians

Information about this week's What The Frock! 3 comedy event in Bristol.

Helen G // 12 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Making fun of violence and rape: Wumo disrespects women

Elin Weiss and Hennie Weiss expose the misogyny in popular Danish comic strip Wumo

Guest Blogger // 28 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Calling out disablist language

Laura highlights what's wrong with some of the most frequently-used disablist language, and suggests ways to avoid using it.

Laura // 1 May 2012

Categories: Blog

The manic pixie dreamgirl grows up

Hit US sitcom New Girl arrived on British TV screens in January. The 'girl' is freshly heartbroken Jess (Zooey Deschanel), who finds herself sharing a house with three men. Emily Kenway and Kaite Welsh watched the first episode, to see how the show fared from a feminist perspective

Various Authors // 9 February 2012

Categories: Television

Can’t you take a joke?

The thing about the phrase "Can't you take a joke?" is that it isn't usually anything to do with trying to make anyone laugh

katyha // 7 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Funny for a girl: interview with Ava Vidal

An interview with comedian Ava Vidal about the representation of women in comedy.

Philippa Willitts // 4 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Mock the Tweet

A guest post by Vicky Brewster, about the representation of women on comedy panel shows.

Philippa Willitts // 29 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to the somewhat delayed weekly round-up and open thread (remind me not to attempt hideously difficult translations about tractor engines on a Monday afternoon!). Enjoy… Disclaimer: The weekly round-up...

Laura // 27 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Dear David Walliams

So, you swam the length of the river Thames to raise a million pounds for poor kids in Africa. What better way to be hailed a national hero? Congratulations. Sadly,...

Laura // 12 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Festive Message To All Our Readers!

Enjoy! And if you really enjoy it you could search for it by my name/Cruella/I HATE Anti Wrinkle Cream Adverts on the CurrentTV website and maybe, just maybe, it’ll end...

Kate Smurthwaite // 2 January 2009

Categories: Blog

Eileen Atkins to Star in Play Inspired by Greer

Next month, Dame Eileen Atkins will be starring in a comedy said to be inspired by Germaine Greer being held hostage in her home by a student in 2000. The...

Holly Combe // 17 June 2008

Categories: Blog

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