National “She’s Funny That Way” Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to female comics. For a long time, the genre of “comedy” was predominantly male. The holiday is designed to get rid of stereotypes and support women who act in comedies, participate in comedy shows, stand-up and more. The holiday is celebrated on March 31.
The story of National “She’s Funny That Way” Day is known to the public. This holiday came about in 2003 thanks to an initiative proposed by Brenda Meredith. She was a writer and published a book called She’s So Funny. On this day, we congratulate all the women who show themselves in comedy shows, performances, etc.
It has always been difficult for women to break into the field of comedy. This is mainly due to stereotypes that have been formed over the centuries. It is known that the genre of comedy appeared in Ancient Greece, and the first women in it began to appear only in the 18th century. Gradually, the accessibility of the genre to women grew. They came up with their own jokes, and their irony wasn’t meant to affect male dignity, or the female comic would face a wave of negativity from male viewers. This can be seen by reading the comments under the comedy videos of women’s performances on YouTube, for example.
- F. Diller, M. West, and H. Kane is one of the many famous female comedians whose performances are worth taking a closer look at.
- Many comedians have a personal website where they talk about their careers, hobbies, achievements and share useful secrets. For example, we recommend visiting the websites of Tiffany Haddish and Margaret Cho.
How to celebrate
Watch comedy movies and shows starring female comedians. You can also read the book by B. Meredith, who gave rise to this celebration.
Spread the word on social media. Ask users which female comedians they like best?
When is National «She’s Funny That Way» Day celebrated in 2024?
National «She’s Funny That Way» Day is observed on March 31 each year.