I’m sick of comedy being portrayed as a “man’s” world. This April Fools’ Day, I’m excited to honor five funny females whose accomplishments are anything but a joke.
Chelsea Handler, your books (Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea; My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands; and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang) have made me look like an idiot in public. Seriously, I can’t stop laughing whenever I read anything this comedienne pens…and who else could take such a witty spin on a Judy Blume title?
Chelsea has also starred on her own E! late-night talk show, Chelsea Lately, since July 2007, and she recently brought fans a new show, After Lately, which premiered on March 6th. While Chelsea’s work may seem like all fun and games, she’s making major strides for funny females everywhere. Her late-night show includes five female writers on staff, a record breaker for late-night segments, and she was the first female since Roseanne Barr to host the MTV Video Music Awards. She also plays Mrs. Beck in HOP, in theaters today!
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