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WOMEN IN COMEDY

Sponsored by UPWIFT (Upstate Women in Film and Television)

This panel takes a look at the history of women in comedy. Primarily dominated by men, women's comedy was originally tailored to what men would find funny and non-threatening. Early acts were often based on the standard roles of housewife and mother. Over the year, women have made significant gains in television, film and stand-up. We now see how comedy plays an important role in the feminist movement by allowing women's issues to be more wide-spread in society.

Earlier Event: October 12
A THOUSAND WORDS
Later Event: October 13
THE STATE OF THINGS