Comedy Has a Diversity Problem

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So....how many male stand up comedians hire just men to write their material?
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"committed to filling their writers’ room with women—only women." Equality and Diversity in action. Next it will be White women - ONLY White Women. Because diversity is important. See how easy it is to solve the Diversity problem, you hire only one kind of person.
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@1, Comedians usually write their own material but writing staff for comedy TV shows are notoriously male-dominated, so to answer your question it's most of them, or at least the ones who have their own tv show. A handful of producers have pushed back against gender bias in their industry as a whole by making their staff overwhelmingly female and/or not white and this show is one of them. For reference, of the 19 writers for the Late Show, 2 are women and all 19 are white.

https://www.themarysue.com/wga-confirms-…
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainmen…
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good luck to them.

what is SeSo?
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Comedians historically come from privileged backgrounds? Huh?
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@1 Just http://exclaim.ca/film/article/the_simps…">last August, there was a female writer who wrote the premiere episode of The Simpson’s who came out and said that she wasn’t hired as a regular writer because the show runner didn’t want women around while he was going through a divorce and that the writers room was a boys club during much of its golden years.
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@6 was The Simpsons less successful because of the lack of women writers?
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I would like to flip the post title

"Diversity has a Comedy Problem"

That seems more like it.