It's Been One Hell of a Banner Day For Funny Women
While we’re still mourning the loss of Cassius and Clay, FXX’s female-driven animated comedy that was axed this week, you have to admit, a lot of cool news broke today in regard to exciting projects for hilarious women.
First of all, Broad City have been renewed by Comedy Central. The show’s third season premieres next month, and now it’s been picked up for two more— it’s fourth and fifth.
Don’t use up all your celebratory dancing yet, though. Comedy Central has also renewed Inside Amy Schumer for a fifth season.
Back to Broad City-related news, Ilana Glazer and Paul Downs (who you know as Abbi’s boss Trey) have had another show picked up by Comedy Central, and— and I don’t even think I’m being hyperbolic— this one may have the greatest title in the history of television. Time Traveling Bong is about two cousins (played by Glazer and Downs) “who discover a time-traveling bong and ride high as they blaze through time. Their buzz is killed when the bong breaks and the cousins are forced to bounce around the space time continuum, learning to appreciate there’s no time like the present.”
Venturing into movie news, which is only presumably comedic based on the actress involved, we are apparently not even close to being done with the dark, reimagined Disney origin story trend. Emma Stone is reportedly in talks to to play a young Cruella DeVille. And honestly, I can’t think of many faces that could make me root for a puppy murderer, but…
That might be the one.
And finally, because we often let female celebrities’ personal lives overshadow their work, but there’s nothing wrong with celebrating love— Dustin already wrote about Amy Schumer’s super dreamy new boyfriend, but let’s give that one another shout out. Cause daaaammmmnnnn.