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20 Is gender a problem in stand-up, Cathe?




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This article is from the Stand-up Comedy FAQ, by Steven Rosenthal and Steve Silberberg (stevebo@onramp.net) with numerous contributions by others.

20 Is gender a problem in stand-up, Cathe?

A. The problems I have found most in clubs is that there is a quota of how
many women will get booked because "They're just not popular." The worst
problem is the ability to break that wall of "woman = same old shtick" that
glazes over owners and managers eyes. No man has ever been passed over for
a gig because there was "already another man on the bill".

 

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