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Author Moeschen, Sheila C., author.

Title The league of extraordinarily funny women : 50 trailblazers of comedy / Sheila Moeschen ; illustrated by Anne Bentley.

Publication Info. Philadelphia : Running Press, 2019.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    792.7602 MOE    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    792.7602 MOE    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 224 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
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Contents Snarky, sassy, super smarties -- Curageous, creative, charcter comics -- Dauntless, defiant, daringly disruptive -- Magnificent, marvelous, mighty misfits -- Brave, bold, brazen badasses.
Summary A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever. Step aside, Seinfeld. It's time for the brave, hilarious women of comedy to finally get the recognition they deserve. The people who say women aren't funny are actually saying something else: that humor in the hands of women is radical and scary. Nevertheless, women have persisted for generations now, deploying their wit in game-changing ways. The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women is a beautifully illustrated book that showcases fifty women -- past and present -- who use humor to deliver cutting social commentary, tangle with sensitive subjects, challenge traditional ideas about femininity, and, above all, do anything but sit still and stay quiet when laughs are on the line. The result is a sisterhood of empowering and often under-recognized figures who have gone on to become standups, writers, and actresses, including Mae West, Lucille Ball, Gilda Radner, Tina Fey, Amy Sedaris, Wanda Sykes, Ellen DeGeneres, Mindy Kaling, Jessica Williams, and many more.
Subject Women comedians.
Added Author Bentley, Anne, illustrator.
ISBN 9780762466641 (hardback) $20.00
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