• Oxygen’s ‘Funny Girls’ follows rising Los Angeles comedians in male dominated world of comedy

    Oxygen wants to show the nation how tough it is to be a female stand-up comedian with its new docuseries Funny Girls (working title). The series showcases up-and-coming female comics in Los Angeles as “they strive to break the glass ceiling in the male-dominated comedy business.” Funny Girls will let viewers see the daily struggle of balancing career, relationships, friendships, and paying the bills in one of the country’s largest comedy meccas.

    These women’s “uniquely humorous perspectives” will serve as part of Oxygen’s overall rebranding effort this summer, as they launch seven new series targeted towards modern, young women seeking to connect with exceptional and relatable characters. “The combination of Oxygen’s current momentum and upcoming rebrand will fully cement the network’s position with young female viewers,” said network president Frances Berwick. “This new slate of originals will deliver on the freshness, authenticity, high emotional stakes and optimism that this demographic is looking for.” In an industry that requires an ample amount of optimism, freshness and authenticity, Funny Girls may be a fun insight into the lives of comedians trying to make it.

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