July 24, 2008

Painful Punchlines: Sexism in Chicago Comedy? Oh Noes!

From TimeOut Chicago:

Clearly, that sexism isn’t going away anytime soon, but Elizabeth McQuern, a Chicago Underground Comedy coproducer (and one of the few female bookers in the city), believes good comedy always prevails. “Negative, hateful comedy isn’t fun for anyone, and it’s lazy,” says McQuern, who also edits comedy blog the Bastion. “When you see someone breaking through with something truly creative, people respond to it so well that hopefully more of that will encourage us all to hold ourselves to higher standards.

Ever the optimist, I am. Lollipops and hugs all around!

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