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Why We Laugh: Funny Women (2013)

An uncensored look into the lives of the female stand-up comedian. Featuring interviews and live performance footage from some of today's most prominent female voices in stand-up comedy and... See full summary »

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Bernard Gourley

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Quincy Newell (story concept), Bambi Haggins
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Rivers ... Herself
Kim Wayans ... Herself
Tig Notaro ... Herself
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself
Janeane Garofalo ... Herself
Sheryl Underwood ... Herself
Kathy Griffin ... Herself
Lily Tomlin ... Herself
Aisha Tyler ... Herself
Judy Tenuta ... Herself
Rita Rudner ... Herself
Natasha Leggero ... Herself
Brett Butler ... Herself
Judy Gold ... Herself
Wendy Liebman Wendy Liebman ... Herself
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An uncensored look into the lives of the female stand-up comedian. Featuring interviews and live performance footage from some of today's most prominent female voices in stand-up comedy and entertainment, this revealing documentary sheds light on the legacy of the female comedian and the dedication, courage and passion that is required to be successful in the male dominated stand-up comedy business. Narrated and executive produced by Joan Rivers. Written by Anonymous

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21 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Codeblack Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Intelligent, no holds barred humor!
21 June 2013 | by DmayreSee all my reviews

An absolute gem of a find while I was channel surfing. Have it on the DVR and it will stay there for "In case of an emergency" laughter is needed. These women have brilliant minds, and give much insight as to the life of being a comic. Well done. If you're into stupid Jerry Lewis type humor, or if you find the sitcom 'Friends' hilarious, this isn't for you. I suspect most of the lower ratings posted for this program come from such individuals, and likely the opinion of the male gender. Many men are intimidated by an intelligent, witty woman. This fact included in a portion of this program. It's ranked as a 10 in my book! Hmmm, now this is site is stating I need to have a minimum of ten lines to post this comment. Yikes, now I have to come up with a bunch of filler garble to consume ten lines. Usually the opposite. "You have too many characters", so I will attempt to submit this one more time, and if it it's not accepted, I will have wasted 30 minutes of my time which could have been used productively, as I'm not going to consume a day in an attempt to share my thoughts and praise this production. Chances are pretty good no one will give a rat's behind anyway! Okay, here goes. I'm going in!


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