I was just thinking of how few good female comics there are to play on the show.
The good-to-bad ratio is better than with the men so that isn’t really a factor.
There are a TON of male comedians out there that are NOT that good, a few are
great and even fewer are superb. There are not that many women in stand-up
to begin with which makes the amount of great ones a small number indeed.
Kathleen Madigan, Maryellen Hooper and Stacey MacDonald are the top of the
heap right now. Blasts from the past would include Diane Ford, Elayne Boosler
and early Judy Tenuta. Amy Schumer has some good moments but after that it drops
off something fierce.
This neat little piece of satire is by Harry Enfield, an Englishman with a
superb sense of humor…
I recently had a conversation with a fellow comedy lover about the state of GOOD comedy in general. We agreed on the fact that there are very few comedy troupes today that can hold a candle to the classic groups like The Frantics, Monty Python or The Royal Canadian Air Farce. The Dead Alewives are defunct. The Perch is no more. Synaptic Anarchy Playhouse is just a memory. All had talent, especially SAP, and all will be missed.
Stand-up comedy is currently doing okay, Daniel Tosh, Nick Griffin and Adam Ferrara are at the top of their game right now. But there are signs that it is on the downward trend. There are a lot of comedians getting top billing that are overrated and that is a symptom of too many comics and not enough talent.
My perspective is that of a DJ with the need to provide entertaining comedy that sounds good on the radio.
Only the great stand-up artists do well with just audio.