‘I think women are possibly judged more harshly with comedy’: Women and British television comedy production

Brett Mills, Sarah Ralph

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Abstract

Critics and creative workers have recently highlighted the lack of women working in British television comedy. Through thematic analysis of interviews with British television comedy professionals, this article explores how women talk about their work and their position within the industry. Outlining the specific industrial contexts within which female comedy professionals work, the article examines institutionalised gender norms and practical impediments which the interviewees’ responses reveal, while also exploring the institutional and personal initiatives which they have developed to address these problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-117
Number of pages16
JournalCritical Studies in Television
Volume10
Issue number2
Early online date1 Jun 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

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