‘I Think Women are Possibly Judged More Harshly with Comedy’: Women and British Television Comedy Production

Mills, Brett and Ralph, Sarah (2015) ‘I Think Women are Possibly Judged More Harshly with Comedy’: Women and British Television Comedy Production. Critical Studies in Television, 10 (2). pp. 102-117. ISSN 1749-6020

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Abstract

Critics and creative workers have recently highlighted the lack of women working in British television comedy. Through thematic analysis of interviews with British television comedy professionals, this article explores how women talk about their work and their position within the industry. Outlining the specific industrial contexts within which female comedy professionals work, the article examines institutionalised gender norms and practical impediments which the interviewees’ responses reveal, while also exploring the institutional and personal initiatives which they have developed to address these problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: British television comedy, Creative workers, Interviews, Production, Women
Subjects: P300 Media studies
P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 16:57
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 17:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42368

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