Beat, who died at the age of 74, also produced the “80s sitcom” Square Pegs “and was the first woman to be the editor of the revered comic publication National Lampoon.
She paved the way for women in comedy, a road that has been – and continues to be for many – stony.
This is the subject of the new FX / Hulu documentary “Hysterical”, in which female comics talk about what life is like in the business of being funny.
The digital audio project, produced by Will Farrell and iHeartMedia’s Big Money Players Network, has really helped him, Glaeser said.
“It turns out that I like myself for the first time in my life, like, I really do have self-esteem, which is kryptonite for a comedian, but this podcast is not just a comedy, I do it on my own. I see about it. ” Help, “she told CNN.” And by that, I mean, I hate to say that it’s like a therapy session because it’s not, but I’m an open book on this podcast that I’m close to my friends. I am not with either. “
Ali Wong: The native San Franciscan has used stand-up as a springboard for careers in films such as the TV shows “Big Mouth”, “Birds of Pre” and “Always Be My Hope”, as well as some highly successful Netflix There are also comedy specials.
“Of course, I thought about quitting many times, but I kept going just because I loved the process so much,” Wong said. “Your attitude after the bombing is different from the comics which is the real deal from the comics which is not the real deal.”
Issa Rae: What isn’t the producer of the hit HBO series “Unsafe” doing these days?
“I want to write and make my feature film,” Rai said. “It’s getting quiet in other people’s stuff, but I’d like to try my hand at my feature.”
Even in the progress that women have made in comedy, there is still room for progress.
A woman still has not enjoyed the same level of success until late at night despite Chelsea Handler, Samantha Bee and Lily Singh putting a crack on the roof with her own show.
Similarly, there have been many female friend comedy films as well. For every “bridesmaids”, there is a female version of “Ghostbusters”. (Sorry to the cast of the latter, as indeed you can do to tell everyone about it.)
What better tribute to Beats and others like him who have traditionally been growing up in a boys club?
For your weekend
Three things to watch:
‘Fly like a girl’
Since we are celebrating women, “Fly Like a Girl” is billed more than a film, rather a “movement of young girls and women constantly pursuing their passion for aviation. A field.” It is currently dominated by men. “
The film’s description reads, “Listening to first-hand stories of girls and women who dared to aim high. From a (Lego) -women girl who would engage female pilots in her toy airplanes Is, to a courageous woman who led her to go to space., ‘Fly Like a Girl’ shows us that women are in charge of their own destiny. “
It is currently streaming on Hulu.
My personal Netflix guide, aka my CNN colleague Chloe Melas, has been on me to watch this crime drama and why, oh why, did it take me so long?
This theatricality of the crimes of real-life serial killer Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) is seen so intensely that if true crime is your jam, you may want to order in takeout.
“The Serpent” is streaming on Netflix.
‘Luis Miguel – The Series’ Season 2
Speaking of taking real life to the small screen, the life story of Latin singing superstar Luis Miguel has been transformed into a Netflix series.
Season two finds Miguel (portrayed by Diego Boneta) struggling with betrayal, heartbreaking revelations and the crushing loss of his career as his family lives.
The new season starts on Netflix from Sunday.
Two things to hear:
Come back again with Nora Jones.
The singer is releasing her first live album on Friday.
“Till We Meet Again” was recorded between 2017 and 2019 as the Grammy-winning singer performed worldwide in the US, France, Italy, Brazil and Argentina.
Is there anything better than a podcast that mixes true crime with the paranormal and is hosted by beauty gurus and internet seekers?
Welcome to “Internet Urban Legends”, a new series of Spotify’s Parcast Studios in collaboration with Vehiclehouse.
Hosted by Loey Lane and Eleanor “Snachery” Barnes, the pair “scour the web for the most unsolved unsolved mysteries that have pacified curiosity with endless questions.”
Keep the lights on with this one!
One thing to talk about:
Elections have consequences, similar to how you treat elections.
Georgia is learning that as it is in danger of losing millions of dollars after passing restrictive voting legislation.
“At this time, the nation is coming to terms with its history and is attempting to eliminate the scope of institutional racism to achieve true racial justice,” the pair said in a joint statement by CNN. “We cannot, with good conscience, provide funding to a government that enforces regressive voting laws designed to restrict voter access.”
Critics say the new law is the latest form of voter suppression, while supporters say it is a way to make voting more secure.
The death of a celebrity after a heart attack at the age of 50 can sometimes make us feel hard, and after losing DMX it has become harder for his family, friends and fans.
But it also opens up discussion about how we often do not want to understand that an accomplished person was in his totality because it seems disrespectful to some.
In the case of DMX, a man who talked openly about his struggles about mental health, substance abuse, and relationships seems to take nothing away from his legacy to accept and discuss, especially since The size of the art for which it is revered.