The Girl in the Show 

Gilda Radner's lifelong, subversive Feminism serves as a narrative thread for current comediennes as they attempt to answer the question, 'How much has changed since Saturday Night Live first introduced her as 'the GIRL in the show?'"


Anna Fields
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Updated: 16 June 2017
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Mo Collins ... Herself
Abbi Jacobson ... Herself
Janet Varney ... Herself
Iris Bahr ... Herself
Shelby Fero ... Herself
Eliza Skinner ... Herself
Mary Mack ... Herself
Emily Maya Mills ... Herself
Sara Benincasa ... Herself
Bonnie McFarlane ... Herself
Livia Scott ... Herself
Rosie Shuster Rosie Shuster ... Herself
Lizz Winstead ... Herself
Laurie Kilmartin ... Herself
Janine Brito Janine Brito ... Herself


With powerhouses like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Amy Schumer dominating the entertainment landscape and memoirs from today's most vocal feminist comediennes shooting up the bestseller lists, women in comedy have never been more influential. Marking this cultural shift, The Girl in the Show provides an in-depth exploration of how comedy and feminism have grown hand in hand to give women a stronger voice in the ongoing fight for equality. From I Love Lucy to SNL to today's rising cable and web-series stars, Anna Fields' entertaining retrospective combines amusing and honest personal narratives with the historical, political, and cultural contexts of the feminist movement. With interview subjects like Abbi Jacobson, Molly Shannon, Mo Collins, and Lizz Winstead among others-as well as actresses, stand-up comics, writers, producers, and female comedy troupes-Fields shares true stories of wit and heroism from some of our most treasured (and under-represented) artists. At its heart, The Girl... Written by Rebel Deb Productions LLC

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