Makers: Women in Comedy

About This Episode


Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of '70s sitcoms like Norman Lear’s "Maude" to the groundbreaking women of the '80s American comedy club boom and building to the current multifaceted landscape. Today, movies like "Bridesmaids" break box office records and the women of "Saturday Night Live" are often more famous than their male counterparts, but it didn’t start out that way.

Contemporary comics, including Chelsea Handler, Mo’Nique, Sarah Silverman, Joan Rivers, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Kathy Griffin, talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go. Narrated by Leslie Mann.

MAKERS is a digital and video storytelling platform that aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled. Through original interviews, MAKERS brings together well-known figures with the trailblazers that need to be known.