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By Yael Kohen Before I was led into the receiving room of Phyllis Diller’s 10,000-square-foot, gated Brentwood home, I was told the legendary comedy queen, who died Monday at the age of 95, preferred to be called Madame Diller.
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What Funny Women Teach One Another (and Robin Williams) - Ashley Fetters - The Atlantic
Eight great moments in comedians mentoring comedians from 'We Killed: The Rise of Women in Comedy'
- The Atlantic.com
What Women Comedians Want: Yael Kohen’s ‘We Killed’ - The Daily Beast
Yael Kohen’s new book on female comics show they’ve had to battle hecklers who only wanted ‘titties, and boobs, and dancing girls,’ and TV execs who only saw talent in the most beautiful women. Allison Yarrow speaks to the funny ladies to find out what they’ve had to put up with.
- The Daily Beast
Book Review: We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy
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An Ode to Phyllis Diller, the First Female Comic to Joke Like a Man - The Cut
In an age of June Cleavers, she was the first serious female stand-up.
- New York magazine, The Cut
Yael Kohen’s We Killed, history of women in comedy, reviewed. - Slate Magazine
The crowd at that East Village stand-up show in February of 2011 was small but the host riled them up. By the time I got on stage for my eight-minute set, the audience was loose, so I riffed a bit about the comics who’d gone before. I engaged one audience...
Chelsea Handler Interview - Chelsea Handler at Work
- Marie Claire
How the audaciously funny Chelsea Handler parlayed a successful cable talk show into a money-minting media empire. And she's only just begun
- Marie Claire @ Work
'We Killed': Women In Comedy, From Stand-Ups To Sitcoms : Monkey See : NPR
A new oral history of women working in comedy includes stories from the world of stand-up, the world of late-night, and the world of comedy. Not all of it works, but author Yael Kohen explores some difficult choices the women she profiles have faced, and she gets some pretty good stories, too.