The Grammar of Funny

The Grammar of Funny

In June '09, Emma Kat Richardson interviewed me for Wisecrack: Feminism and Comedy in a piece entitled Jen Dziura: Spelling Out Success in Comedy. I was reminded of this when I posted on Twitter: Pedantry lesson: If you are unwilling to end a sentence with a preposition, it's hard to ask someone

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Succeeding at the Business of Comedy

Succeeding at the Business of Comedy

Becky Donohue of CoffeeandShowbiz sent out an email today offering to do your research for you on topics related to comedy business ("internet and blog marketing, performing, writing online, videos online, building your fan base, stand up comedy, creating new and original virtual products, email hos

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Birthing a Comedy Show, Hoping to Avoid a Comedy C-Section

Birthing a Comedy Show, Hoping to Avoid a Comedy C-Section

This city has a lot of comedy shows. It's easy to start another one just because it seems like the thing to do, or because it feels good to be busy, or because the eleventeenth stop off the L train doesn't have its own show yet. I (Jen) ran a show in Brooklyn for more than three years -- at fi

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We've Got Our Twitter In Order and We're Tweeting, Twitterly

We’ve Got Our Twitter In Order and We’re Tweeting, Twitterly

Follow us on Twitter here. We've followed some hilarious lady comics and are retweeting the 140-character funny. If you're a lady comic (even outside New York), follow us and we'll follow you. Or, even better: use the #ladybitscom hashtag for one-liners -- we'll RT the best ones.

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