Clips featuring comic and writer Jenny Yang from Showtime’s “Why We Laugh: Funny Women” 2013

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

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From IMDB (
“Why We Laugh: Funny Women”
“An uncensored look into the lives of the female stand-up comedian. Featuring interviews and live performance footage from some of today’s most prominent female voices in stand-up comedy and entertainment, this revealing documentary sheds light on the legacy of the female comedian and the dedication, courage and passion that is required to be successful in the male dominated stand-up comedy business. Narrated and executive produced by Joan Rivers.”

Executive Producer: Joan Rivers
Director: Bernard Gourley
Writers: Bambi Haggins, Quincy Newell (story)
Producer: Sheila Ducksworth