"The idea was comedy for women, but it's not like a 'Cathy' cartoon; it's way hipper."
That's how "The Office" star Kate Flannery describes her new all-female stand-up show, "StandUp In Stilettos," coming to the TV Guide Network this month. The show's 12 episodes will feature 36 women, three per episode, performing comedy in front of a live audience. Flannery hopes the easily digestible segments will expose the Guide's browsers to quality comedy of the female variety.
"It's a nice intro for people who might be closed-minded about women in comedy," Flannery said in an interview. "I cannot believe that in all the years that there have been female stand-ups, there has never been a show just for them. The girls can play just as hard as the boys, so I think it's long overdue.
"TV Guide is smart to aim toward women. More women will go there to find out what's on -- just like when guys won't ask for directions, a woman will break out the map," Flannery said."
So….do you think that they get that woman aren’t funny yet? I watched the preview and didn’t laugh once. I get it. You girls want to compete with the boys…..it’s just not working. I’m not going to sit here and act like I’m the funniest person alive or even remotely entertaining but I think I could get up on stage and deliver a better standup act on my first try than most women who have been doing it for years. That might be a bold statement! That might be a very bold statement but I’m going to stick by it. In all my years I have met a total of two females who have been able to actually make me laugh. That’s not an estimate. I’m not talking twoish. I’m talking exactly two. Two! Out of all the females I have met, I have met two that have actually been able to make me laugh. I will not name who they are because I don’t want it to go to their heads but those are the stats. “The idea was comedy for women.” Is that what women consider comedy? Observations about things that happen on a daily basis? Lemme try some lady stand up. “You ever leave your chap stick in the car when it’s hot out? Then when you go to put it on…it’s all soft and waxy and it burns your lips? I thought this was supposed to sooth not burn! Betrayed by my own chap stick!” Yea….wickedly unfunny. Listen….I’m not going to say that this show is going to be bad. I think you can see that for yourself. I mean the only network that picked it up was the TV Guide Network. It’s not because guys won’t ask for directions….it’s because no one watches the TV Guide Network. Believe it.