• Fri, Feb 18 2011

Follow Up: SXSW Responds To Its Lack Of Female Comedians

Yesterday we posted about the dismal ratio of female performers taking the comedy stage at South by Southwest, and wrote up a list of funny ladies we’d love to see perform in Austin or anywhere else. Slate covered the story as well (linking to Crushable pal Lindsay Robertson, a funny woman in her own right who pointed out that the festival has one of those dreaded and recursive “Are women funny?” panels). Slate spoke to Charlie Sotelo, the festival’s comedy programmer, who said he was “heartbroken” over the reaction to his lineup and explained that scheduling conflicts kept him from booking more women. He claims the initial announcement is not a complete list and is currently trying to secure more female performers.

Anyway, here’s a video of Tig Notaro, the current sole woman of the bunch, doing her “no moleste” joke which I remember completely dying over at a comedy club in LA like 4 years ago:

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  • Meghan Keane

    I want Tig Notaro to be my new best friend.

    • Meghan Keane

      But I’m worried she’ll tell me “no moleste” if I get too close to her.