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'Herlarious' Comics Explain Why They Hate The Term 'Female Comedian' (VIDEO)

July 5, 2013

When Wanda Sykes gets together with several of her favorite up-and-coming comedians, it's bound to be a hilarious and unpredictably good time. On her all-new OWN special, "Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious," Sykes and some of comedy's funniest females take the stage to bring on the laughs and also sit down for roundtable discussions on topics ranging from their biggest stand-up flops to misogyny in the comedy clubs.

In this clip from the first episode of "Herlarious," Sykes is joined by Gloria Bigelow, Andi Smith and Dominique Whitten for a candid conversation about a term they feel shouldn't even exist in the comedy industry: "female comedian." Adding the distinction "female" is completely unnecessary, they say.

"A comedian is a comedian," Whitten says. "Why does it have to be separated?"


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