10 Women Who Rock Comedy

Have no fear, there are no ukuleles here. This is a collection of my favorite funny female singers who happen to actually rock. I thought it would be a good way to end the year at FnS.

I want to thank all of our columnists and contributors and everyone has helped to make FnS a geat place to go for comedy by women. You have kept me laughing all year. Watch for the “Year of FnS” for our top 20 list of most viewed posts that I’ll publish sometime on the 1st.

Happy New Year!
Jacki Schklar

Margaret Cho

Kate Rigg – Slanty Eyed Mama

 Killy Dwyer – Kill The Band


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I’m a Girl and I’m Funny Yo – Freddi Scheib

 

Freddi Scheib spent three years writing and performing in NYU’s premiere sketch comedy group Hammerkatz. After constantly being written into sketches as the pretty girl about whom something gross and sexual is said, she got mad enough to start her own comedy group.

This video came to her while walking home from a Starbucks after having a writers meeting with a friend. They had been discussing how many female comedians feel like they have to be gross, dirty, or manly in order to be funny. She wanted to make a video that would inspire female comedians to have the courage to write and produce their own ideas without having to take those angles. Because rap is commonly a male bravado-centric form, she thought it would be funny to perform a hardcore rap as a super girly comedy writer. She took her own experiences and interests, heightened them and put them in verse.

She recorded the song with Chase Culpon, an NYU recorded music student then she got her friend Matthew Cady to film the video and her friend Henry’s apartment as a location.

One behind-the-scenes tidbit: the cake had been in the refrigerator for a day or two, so when they did the first take of shoving Sime Viduka’s head into it, it was so hard that he just bounced back! Some of the laughter from that take was put under the opening scene because it was so genuine.

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