Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Jokes and Cleavage
This month's Vanity Fair features an Annie Leibovitz shoot of some of today's top female comedians, like Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Tina Fey (shown above). The photographs are often sexy-silly, while the accompanying article explores, if somewhat superficially, some of the challenges that face women in comedy and the ways in which the playing field has changed for funny women over the last few decades. I guess Vanity Fair feels like it owes us, and it does, for having published that Christopher Hitchens tripe about women not being as funny as men.