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Episode 3: Comedy Actresses

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Watch some of the most influential comedic actresses on TV discuss the triumphs and tribulations of being a lead woman in the world of comedy.

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Six of TV's influential comedic actresses discuss the triumphs and tribulations of being a lead woman in the male-dominated world of comedy. Lena Dunham (Girls), Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) and Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) delve deep on matters of character development, balancing political correctness with humor and the inherent challenges of sexism in the business. From dealing with hate mail, sex scenes and racism to discussing the difference between working for female showrunners vs. male, there's no topic left unturned. Educational, as it is entertaining; learn and laugh with TV's leading funny ladies.