Rare species will gather at The Paley Center: Women who write for late-night TV

To everyone who thinks that late-night TV comedy is a man's man's world, well, you're not 100 percent correct. Just mostly correct. And if you want to know what it's like to be a woman who writes for a late-night talk-show, well, don't ask me (I'm no lady!), but you can ask these women — Allison Silverman, Ann Cohen, Jill Goodwin, Hallie Haglund and Meredith Scardino – when they gather for a panel on the topic May 13 at The Paley Center in New York City. Tickets are on sale now.

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3 thoughts on “Rare species will gather at The Paley Center: Women who write for late-night TV

  1. To actuallyfunnycomic: Allison left to work on other projects, which thusfar haven’t included offspring (last I knew).
    Strange that neither Fallon or SNL have a representative on this panel, since there are a couple women in each of their writers’ rooms. I’m optimistic this will be a more honest conversation than we’re used to. Whenever there are show-specific panels (at Paley or elsewhere), the one woman has to field the same boring/awkward what’s-it-like-to-be-a-girl questions. It’ll be nice to see the topic covered deeper, even though I’m of the opinion that there’s just as much sexism in late night as there is anywhere else.

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