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Who says women aren’t funny?

The Comedy Womb isn't your typical open mic. In the male-dominated (and often hostile) world of comedy, it takes a feminist stand with its primary rule: no misogyny. In an attached workshop, participants are encouraged to think critically about their jokes and who they affect. A monthly Seattle fixture that began in April, the Womb is the brainchild of Danielle Gregoire, who wanted to create a space for female comedians to feel safe. The series is thriving—a recent event featured Jezebel writer Lindy West, fresh off an appearance on FX's standup show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, where she debated whether or not the comedy scene has a troubled relationship with women.

Read it at The Stranger

June 14, 2013 2:41 PM