Celebrating the power of women in comedy.
Throughout July, Bustle will release photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues. Comedy is powerful as hell, and we're toasting the women who prove it.

Bustle's Comedy IRL Class of 2017

Bustle's Comedy IRL is not a Top 10 comedians list. There's no power ranking here. This is a celebration of the power of women in comedy. Throughout the month of July, Bustle is toasting the creative,...
By Kelsea Stahler

Kether Donohue Proves Rom-Com Sidekicks Don't Have To Be The Worst

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Sydney Bucksbaum

For Kristen Bell, Laughing At A Time Like This Is The Only Way To Survive

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Kelsea Stahler

How Lane Moore Makes Online Dating Suck Less

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Lane Moore

Lilly Singh Didn't Become A Boss By Waiting For Permission

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Kelsea Stahler

Rejoice: Aya Cash Destroyed The Rom-Com Heroine

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Sydney Bucksbaum

Phoebe Robinson Doesn't Owe You A Lesson

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photo shoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issue...
By Lia Beck

Blair Socci On What The Standup Grind Is Really Like

You may recognize NYC comedian Blair Socci from MTV's Ladylike. But if you think that's all she's known for, you're not paying close enough attention. From serving as a creative consultant for MTV's G...
By Blair Socci

Michelle Wolf & Desi Lydic On The Scary Part Of Making Comedy In Trump's America

"Are we talking about the apocalypse?" Desi Lydic asks. She has just finished her portion of her Bustle Comedy IRL photoshoot and joins Michelle Wolf, her colleague, ready to talk politics. The pair w...
By Martha Sorren

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Out-'Louie'-ed Louis CK

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Sage Young

Ashley Nicole Black Is Proof That Comedy Is The Only Way To Fix 2017

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Sage Young

How Phoebe Waller-Bridge Out 'Louie'-ed Louis C.K.

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Sage Young

The Story Of Sasheer Zamata's First Ever Standup Gig

Actor, comedian, and former Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata has been doing standup comedy for years (in fact she's one of the highlights at this year's Just For Laughs festival), but th...
By Sasheer Zamata

Why Katie Dippold Writes Female Characters That Don't Suck

When it comes to fictional female TV and film characters, a lot of them, put simply, suck. They can be stereotypical, tired, and sometimes even offensive. After all, not every woman or girl on screen ...
By Anna Klassen

Why I Turned My Most Personal Experience Into 'The Big Sick'

Author, producer, and screenwriter Emily V. Gordon is responsible for some seriously funny TV shows and films, from The Carmichael Show (she wrote for it) to The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (she co...
By Emily V. Gordon

Rachel Bloom Hopes Her Songs Make You Feel Less Alone

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Kelsea Stahler

Lilly Singh Didn't Wait For Permission To Be A Boss

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Kelsea Stahler

Why Emily V. Gordon Shared Her Love Story In 'The Big Sick'

Author, producer, and screenwriter Emily V. Gordon is responsible for some seriously funny TV shows and films, from The Carmichael Show (she wrote for it) to The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (she co...
By Emily V. Gordon

How Yael Grobglas' Villain Became A Fan Fave

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Sydney Bucksbaum