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Misandry for LOLs and Intrapersonal Alchemy

By Cybele Knowles One of my favoritest funniest things I’ve read on the internet in recent memory was this tweet from Shaadi Devereaux, a Black and AfroIndigenous writer who uses media to build narratives for Trans Women of… Read More

Kaleidoscopic Marina Franklin

By Cybele Knowles Last week, Marina Franklin did a GREAT set on Conan, which was a not-turn-downable invitation for me to write about one of my favorite stand-up comedians. First of all, though, I just want you to watch Marina’s performance…. Read More

Maria Bamford and Me

By Aisha Sabatini Sloan When I moved home at age thirty to live with my mother, I slept in the den because the apartment was so full of boxes, I couldn’t make a pathway between the doorway of… Read More

On Broad City and When Someone Doesn’t Love Your Favorite Show As Much As You Do

By Hannah Ensor “We should stop trying to introduce people to the things we love,” I said to my partner last week. We had just made my parents listen to an episode and a half of The Mystery… Read More

On Joyce Carol Oates, Stand-Up Comedy, Poetry, and How Each Genre Is a Special Snowflake and We Need Them All

By Cybele Knowles Joyce Carol Oates says a lot of unconsidered sh*t on Twitter and we should just ignore her, but I couldn’t resist responding to this: I wasn’t the only one to take the bait: in about 24… Read More

Bite-Sized Pieces of Amy Schumer

By Laura C.J. Owen I’ve never seen a full episode of Amy Schumer’s show, I don’t really care for her stand-up, and at the time of the writing of this post, I hadn’t yet seen her movie, Trainwreck…. Read More

The Canon Behaving Badly: “Texts from Jane Eyre” by Mallory Ortberg

By Cybele Knowles “The Western canon is full of jerks from beginning to end—just mean awful people who make terrible decisions and ruin everyone else’s lives.” In Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary… Read More


Welcome to All-Girl All-Comedy Reviews! I’m an omnivorous culture vulture, a person who gets excited by both stand-up comedy and experimental poetry, comics and rom coms, power pop and hip-hop. Recently I realized that much of my favorite… Read More