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    Jessica Williams: Raising The Daily Show's Game

    The long-running comedy show's first black female correspondent brings a new and welcome energy to tackling the stream of bullshit we call the news.

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    Comedy Central Renews Inside Amy Schumer, Greenlights Two More Female-Led Comedies

    The teams of Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome ("Another Period") and Charlotte Newhouse and Jillian Bell ("Idiotsitter") will join Schumer and the Broad City gals in making Comedy Central the best new place to find female comedy.

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    Obvious Child Director Gillian Robespierre: "We Don't Make Abortion Funny. We Make a Character Funny."

    Robespierre also discusses her influences, her challenges on set, and finally quitting her day job.

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    Rebel Wilson to Star in Remake of Private Benjamin

    Originally developed as a starring vehicle for Anna Faris, New Line's Update of Private Benjamin will feature Wilson. Goldie Hawn's portrayal in the original earned her an Oscar nomination, and the film was a huge commercial success.

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    Trailer Watch: Melissa McCarthy Is a Fugitive From Justice in Tammy

    Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, and Kathy Bates co-star.

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    Amy Schumer and the Women of Broad City: Paving the Way for a Female "Golden Age"

    Together, they constitute a before-and-after picture of female empowerment: Schumer as a wry thirtysomething chronicler of the last gasps of mainstream sexism, and the "Broad City" broads as twentysomething characters who never really considered it a thing.

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    Why Leslie Jones' Controversial Slavery Sketch on SNL Was So Important

    Jones speaks out about the tough reality for many black women in America, who face the double burden of both sexism and racism.

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    TV: Latina Women Demand SNL Hire Latina Comedienne After Offensive Caricature

    #StillNoLatinas was launched after the March 8 episode, which featured an airheaded beauty-pageant type named Marisol who spoke English loudly and poorly.

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    TV: Trailer Watch: Emily Mortimer's New HBO Sitcom About Female Friendship

    Thankfully, it'll be nothing like "The Newsroom."

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