We Killed

We Killed

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No matter how many times female comedians buck the conventional wisdom, people continue to ask: “Are women funny?” The question has been nagging at women off and on (mostly on) for the past sixty years. It’s incendiary, much discussed, and, as proven in Yael Kohen’s fascinating oral history, totally wrongheaded.

In We Killed, Kohen pieces together the revolution that happened to (and by) women in American comedy, gathering the country’s most prominent comediennes… (more)

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I thought “We Killed” was decent, but the unexpected squeamishness over Silverman makes me think that Kohen’s long tour of the relationship — and perhaps, ultimately, the clash — of humor with “appropriate” female behavior is even more revealing and thought-provoking than she intended it to be.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 16, 2012)

Collection: Sarah Crichton Books

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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