As long as there have been women in comedy, there have been men saying that women aren’t funny — an assumption tackled head-on by the upcoming FX documentary Hysterical, making its debut this March during (the virtual) SXSW. “If there’s anyone left who still actually believes women aren’t funny, then that opinion is going to change,” director and executive producer Andrea Nevins (Still Kicking, Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie) said via email. “These women will make you laugh in all kinds of ways — at yourself, at their predicaments, at their honest self-evaluations. And, if you believe women aren’t finding success in comedy, that preconception will change as well.” The film promises an intimate look at what it’s like to be a woman in the world of comedy, featuring comedians including Kelly Bachman, Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin, Nikki Glaser, Judy Gold, Kathy Griffin, Jessica Kirson, Lisa Lampanelli, Wendy Liebman, Carmen Lynch, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherri Shepherd, and Iliza Shlesinger.
Executive Producer: Jim Serpico