In a recent interview, comedian Jamie Lever shared her experiences and challenges as a female comedian in the industry. According to Lever, women were often subjected to being “punching bags for jokes” by male comedians. She also noted that the general perception and societal mindset ten years ago were that women weren’t funny, which led to women being given fewer opportunities to showcase their comedic talent.
Lever went on to explain that female comedians had to work harder to prove themselves in the industry. She acknowledged that there may have been a lack of opportunities, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her passion for comedy.
Lever’s story highlights the gender biases and challenges that women face in the entertainment industry, where female comedians are often overlooked and undervalued. However, her success as a comedian is a testament to her resilience and talent. It is important to acknowledge and address the barriers that women face in the industry and work towards creating more opportunities and a level playing field for all.
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