Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Woman of the Week - Kristen Wiig

Every Wednesday I will post a "Woman of the Week" and write about why I admire that woman. This week, I chose Kristen Wiig. She is one of the funniest people on television, and, in my opinion, the funniest person on SNL right now. I love that she's not afraid to be goofy. Her Gilly skits on SNL are hilarious, and she makes even the most bizarre skits seem funny.

I recently came across an article on entitled "Why Women Aren't Funny". The author claims that “women aren’t conditioned to be funny. It’s not a perception in our society that women need to have the funny gene because it’s not as important to them as it is for men." Now that women like Kristen Wiig are becoming more popular, let's hope that this whole "women just aren't funny" myth will fade away.

Here's a list of comedians for people who think women aren't funny: Chelsea Handler, Tina Fey, Carol Burnett, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jen Lancaster, Amy Poehler, Betty White, Sarah Silverman, Leslie Mann, Christina Applegate, Whoopi Goldberg, Rachel Dratch, Margaret Cho, Lily Tomlin, Ellen Degeneres, Lisa Lampanelli, Wanda Sykes, Jane Lynch, Mo'Nique, Amy Sedaris, Teri Garr, Maya Rudolph, and Kathy Griffin.

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