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The Women of Joyous Chaos

Written by Denee Menghini. Media by Katie Wallace.

 

Graphic by Katie Wallace

Graphic by Katie Wallace

The Women of Joyous Chaos 

Comedy has long been an old boy’s club.  Men have dominated improv teams, sitcom casts, and stand up comedy for years.  The origins of the belief that women are not funny is difficult to trace, but can still be seen in parts of popular culture today.  Out of the eighteen comedians currently on the cast of Saturday Night Live only seven are female.  Late night television has no female hosts.  Primetime network comedies are overwhelming centered on a male lead character.

Fortunately for women, there are strong female comedians like Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, and Kristen Wiig out in the world making a name for themselves.  Greenville College campus also boasts some superior talent when it comes to female comedians.  While there are only three ladies on the Joyous Chaos improv team this year, all of the girls are vital assets to the team.  Devynn Byrd, Rachel Walton, and Rachel Rousseau are all brilliantly working to carry the banner for women in comedy.

The Papyrus staff caught up with the ladies of Joyous Chaos at their last show to get their take on women in comedy.

Video by Katie Wallace

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