Comedy gives us the courage to understand the things we don’t; the chance to laugh at the pain in our truth; and a place to heal with others who can relate to our experiences.
Welcome to a fresh month of artful stories about women in comedy.
While comedy is still a male-dominated industry, times are a-changing and women are a-breaking all the old rules.
We kick off this week’s first rule-breaker, a woman you may not know. Yes, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Moms Mably and Joan Rivers all made us laugh in the past, but Mitzi Shore built a comedy empire and one of the single greatest launching pads for the biggest names in show business. Think Robin Williams, Richard Pryor and David Letterman!
This Week on WomanScape
Before we bring you three weeks of some of the brightest and funniest women in comedy, WomanScape presents the business of women in comedy with:
- Monday’s WS Art Card, featuring the timeless Betty White;
- Wednesday’s feature article about Mitzi Shore, aka the “Fairy Godmother to Comedians.”
- Friday’s video share – a touching tribute to Mitzi from her son, Pauly Shore. And,
- Betty White’s If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)
Letters from Kilimanjaro
Follow our journey to Tanzania from Friday, February 21st to Friday, March 6th.
Rose will climb 19,340 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, and spend a second week safari trekking through Serengeti National Park.
Why? To raise funds and awareness for a special young girl named Ava with Rett Syndrome.
WS Cares is the philanthropic arm of WomanScape.
Our adventure in an invitation to journey with Rose and be a changemaker for others. Here’s how:
- Donate to Angel Ava’s non-profit to fund research by clicking HERE.
- Purchase a subscription to WS Magazine. See the details below and 20% of sales from our first two issues will go directly to Angel Ava’s fund.
- Follow Rose’s climb by clicking SUBSCRIBE and enjoy the beauty of Africa as Rose shares daily stories and pics. It’s free and promises to be an incredible adventure.
- Invite Rose to share her Arctic journey or post-Kilimanjaro climb.