Dispatches from Ladyblogland

If you learn nothing else this week, remember this: It’s time stock up on purple. Why? Read on to find out.

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I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends – Bridesmaids Review

“Why can’t you just be happy for me, and then go home and talk about me behind your back like a normal person?”
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Friendship, “Sistermance,” and Female Comedy

I’m really excited about Bridesmaids (2011).

The upcoming comedy is the story of Annie (Kristen Wiig), a thirty-something woman, dissatisfied with her life. Her bakery has failed, she’s $40,000 in debt, and lives with a “weirdo” roommate. Suddenly, her best friend is engaged, and she’s faced with the responsibility of being her maid of honour. Read More Friendship, “Sistermance,” and Female Comedy

Women in Comedy: Haters Gonna Hate

In the past twenty years, Comedy Central and humorous websites like FunnyorDie have steadily climbed in popularity and name recognition, giving new credence to the ambitious goals of men and women who faithfully pay their dues at comedy clubs. Unlike comedians of yesteryear, who generally started out in television or film, several stand-up comedians, Louis C. K. and Seth Rogen among them, have successfully parlayed their stage acts into wider careers. Read More Women in Comedy: Haters Gonna Hate