Where are the funny women in films?

Bette Middle asks...

Bette Midler has claimed funny women find it difficult to break into movies, as there aren’t the roles for them.

The veteran actress said there were plenty of good female comedians working on TV, but added: ‘There are not that many funny women in movies any more - they're mostly carrying coffee for the iron man.

‘But on TV there are a lot of funny women, tons and tons of funny women.

‘I have so much admiration for so many of them. I love Tina Fey, I love Amy Poehler, I love Debra Messing, I love Whoopi Goldberg, I love Joy Behar. There's so many of them I can't even think of how many there are,’ she told the Mirror.

‘I love Judy Gold, who is a little bit under the radar. She's an absolutely hilarious comic. There's a lot of funny English women too. It's a very rich field.’

Published: 30 Jul 2010

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