From the early 20th century to the present 21st century, women have been making their mark on the comedy scene and have made history in remarkable ways, yet there are those who still think that “women aren’t funny.” Clearly that isn’t true and Sheila Moeschen brings us a book about fifty of the women who have not only made an impact on the industry, but have been the first in order to pave the way for others that followed.
It’s been amazing reading The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women. It has not only taught me about women who have made an impact in the past, but has also taught me more about the women that I deeply admire today. The funny women over the past hundred years deserve so much credit on how they have made an impact on the entertainment industry, society, and in politics. Moeschen packs a lot of information in very beautiful summaries that not only give you a timeline of how they got to where they are in their careers, but also what they have done with their platform.
These women have been unapologetic in this male-dominated industry. They never settled. They never stopped pushing boundaries. They are inspirations and will continue to be for more generations to come. They just need to continuously be given the recognition they deserve and the phrase “Women just aren’t funny” needs to die and needs to be buried near the burning core at the center of the earth.
This book is a must read and one to add to your library, especially if you love comedy. This book is our history, our present, and our future. I hope that each person who reads it will not only learn something from it, but will also be inspired.
The book will be released on April 16th!