The stereotype that women are not funny has been a long-believed myth accepted as fact, even though the stereotype is not based in reality. Some of the funniest comedians in the world have been comediennes, although they were not often able to achieve mainstream success in the past, because women were traditionally boxed into specific roles on television, like mothers and wives.
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As the television and entertainment industry progressed along with society, women have shone as comediennes, from stand-up comedians, like Mo'nique
, and sitcom actors, like Leah Remini
and Jackée Harry
, to even writers, like Megan Ganz
and Mindy Kaling