The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women

50 Trailblazers of Comedy
by Sheila Moeschen, Anne Bentley

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A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty women in comedy past and present. From legends like Lucille Ball, Joan...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 232

Publication Date 04/16/2019

ISBN 9780762466641

Dimensions 7.35 inches x 8.25 inches

"A fun, delightful, and beautifully illustrated retrospective of America's funniest women."
— Yael Kohen, author of We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy

"This book celebrates that one of the great things about comedy is it can be done simply, cheaply, and by anyone. And if you consistently make people laugh -- there will be work for you."
— Jackie Kashian, comedian and creator/host of The Dork Forest podcast

"I read every word of this seminal book. . . looking for my name. Seriously, I love The League. I got to know more about some of my idols and was introduced to new voices. Humor is a portal, and these brilliant women use it as a way out and a way in to change the world for the better."

— Wendy Liebman, comedian

"This great book celebrates only a small portion of the thousands of hilarious women out there inspiring us all. A fantastic (if not delightfully passive aggressive) book for the person in your life who says, 'There aren't that many funny women.' I am ordering one for every comedy club owner I know."
— Maria Bamford, comedian, Lady Dynamite