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Date Comedy

Posted by Robert Mankoff

Tad Friend writes this week about Anna Faris. His article is called “Funny Like a Guy,” and it discusses whether Faris’s style of humor can succeed in a movie industry that caters to adolescent males.

There is no doubt that there is a gender gap in humor—whether in Hollywood, standup, or cartooning. Our regular contributors include Roz Chast, Barbara Smaller, Kim Warp, Liza Donnelly, Victoria Roberts, Carolita Johnson, and Emily Flake, a newcomer who has a great cartoon in this issue:

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