Beatts, who died at the age of 74, also created the 1980s sitcom “Square Pegs” and was the first female editor of the respected humor publication National Lampoon.
She paved the way for women in comedy, a road that was and is rocky for many.
That’s the theme of the new FX / Hulu documentary, “Hysterical,” in which female comics talk about what life is like in business, being funny.
The digital audio project produced by Will Ferrell and iHeartMedia’s Big Money Players Network really helped her, Glaser said.
“It turns out that I like myself for the first time in my life. I really have self-esteem which is kind of kryptonite for a comedian, but this podcast isn’t just a comedy, I consider it self-help,” said them to CNN. “And by that I mean, I hate to say it’s like a therapy session because it isn’t, but I’m an open book on this podcast in a way that I am not even with my closest friends.”
Ali Wong:: The San Franciscan native has used stand-up as a stepping stone to a career in TV shows like “Big Mouth,” movies like “Birds of Prey” and “Always Be My Maybe,” as well as some hugely successful Netflix comedy specials.
“Of course I thought about quitting sometimes, but I just kept going because I liked the process so much,” said Wong. “Your post-bombing attitude differentiates the comics that are the business from the comics that are not the business.”
Issa Rae: What is the creator of the HBO hit series “Insecure” not doing these days?
“I want to write and produce my own feature film,” said Rae. “It was cool being into other people’s stuff, but I want to try my own feature.”
Despite all of the advances women have made in comedy, there is still room for improvement.
One woman hasn’t enjoyed the late night success men had, despite Chelsea Handler, Samantha Bee and Lilly Singh cracking the roof with their own shows.
There have also been many female buddy comedy films. For every “bridesmaid” there is a female version of “Ghostbusters”. (Sorry to cast the latter as you really went out of your way to try.)
What better homage to the Beatts and others like them than moving up in a traditionally young club?
For your weekend
Three things to consider:
“Fly like a girl”
As we celebrate women, “Fly Like a Girl” is more than a movie, it is “a movement of young girls and women tirelessly pursuing their passion for aviation. An area currently male dominated.”
The description of the film states: “Hear first-hand stories from girls and women who dared to aim higher. From a (Lego) -loving young girl who includes female pilots in their toy airplanes, to a brave woman who helped lead shuttle missions into space “Fly Like A Girl” shows us that women are responsible for their own fate. “
It is currently streamed on Hulu.
My personal Netflix guide, aka my CNN colleague Chloe Melas, was with me to see this crime drama and why, oh why, took me so long?
This real-life dramatization of the real-life crimes of serial killer Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) is so violent that if the real crime is your jam, you may want to order takeaway.
“The Serpent” is streamed on Netflix.
“Luis Miguel – The Series” Season 2
The life story of Latino singer Luis Miguel, who talks about bringing real life to the small screen, has been turned into a Netflix series.
In season two, Miguel (played by Diego Boneta) struggles with his family life amid a series of betrayals, heartbreaking revelations, and a devastating loss as his career skyrockets.
The new season starts streaming on Netflix on Sunday.
Two things to hear:
Get away with Norah Jones again.
The singer will release her first live album on Friday.
“‘Til We Meet Again” was recorded between 2017 and 2019 when the Grammy-winning singer performed worldwide in the US, France, Italy, Brazil and Argentina.
Is there anything better than a podcast mixing true crime with the paranormal and hosted by beauty gurus and internet experts?
Welcome to Internet Urban Legends, a new series from Spotify’s Parcast studio in partnership with Wheelhouse.
Hosted by Loey Lane and Eleanor “Snitchery” Barnes, the couple “scour the internet for the creepiest unsolved puzzles that have plagued the curious with endless questions.”
Keep the light on!
One thing to talk about:
Choices have consequences, as does the way you treat elections.
Georgia is learning that if it passes restrictive electoral laws, it runs the risk of losing millions of dollars.
“At this moment the nation is grappling with its history and trying to remove traces of institutional racism in order to achieve real racial justice,” the couple said in a joint statement on CNN. “We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that passes regressive electoral laws designed to restrict electoral access.”
Critics say the new legislation is the newest form of voter suppression, while supporters say it is simply a way to make the election safer.
The death of a celebrity can sometimes hit us harder than we think, and losing DMX after suffering a heart attack at the age of 50 has been difficult for family, friends, and fans.
But it also opens up the discussion about how often we don’t want to understand who an accomplished person was in their entirety because it feels disrespectful to some.
In the case of DMX, a man who spoke openly about his struggles with mental health, substance abuse, and relationships, it takes nothing from his legacy to acknowledge and discuss this, especially since so much of it shaped the art for which he is adored.