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Gender Representation Matters in Comedy Clubs Too

Comedy producers who don't program diverse and gender balanced bills are getting called out on social media, and risk becoming irrelevant. It really did seem like JFL42 was going to get through the festival this year without being called out for overtly sexist programming. Headliners Roseanne Barr and Tig Notaro were front and centre in subway advertisements, and more than a quarter of the 42 featured acts the festival derives its name from were female—certainly not […] The post Gender Representation Matters in Comedy Clubs Too appeared first on Torontoist.
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