Why We Laugh: Funny Women (2013)

Comedy, Documentary, History, Made for TV

Director: Bernard Gourley

Writer(s): Quincy Newell (story), Bambi Haggins

Starring: Joan Rivers, Kim Wayans, Tig Notaro, Whoopi Goldberg, Janeane Garofalo, Sheryl Underwood, Kathy Griffin, Lily Tomlin, Aisha Tyler, Judy Tenuta, Rita Rudner, Natasha Leggero, Brett Butler, Judy Gold, Wendy Liebman, Holland Taylor, Kathleen Madigan, Jane Leeves, Helen Hong, Kiki Melendez, Robin Schiff, Paula Poundstone, Amy Hill, Sandra Bernhard, Kym Whitley, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Merrill Markoe, Jenny Yang, Kathy Najimy

Synopsis: Personal and in-depth interviews with some of the most prominent female voices in comedy and entertainment, and enriched by live performance footage from some of the most talented female comedians working today. “Funny Women” sheds light on the legacy of the female comedian and the dedication, courage and passion that is required to be successful in a male-dominated business such as stand-up comedy. These courageous women have broken the mold and created a new and more inclusive landscape that extends beyond the comedy-club stage. Outspoken, personal, unapologetic, bold and extremely funny…”Why We Laugh: Funny Women.”

Release Date: March 21, 2013 (USA) | Length: 87 min | Genre: Comedy, History | MPAA Rating: TV-MA