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?'"
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
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