Lionsgate Press Release: Why We Laugh

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    Featuring some of the funniest, raunchiest and most intelligent female voices in comedy, Why We Laugh: Funny Women arrives on DVD and Digital Download July 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Narrated by Emmy®-winning comedian Joan Rivers*, Why We Laugh: Funny Women features in-depth interviews with the funniest women in Hollywood including Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Kim Wayans, Janeane Garofalo, Rita Rudner, Kathy Najimy, Sandra Bernhard, Natasha Leggero, Aisha Tyler and many more. The Why We Laugh: Funny Women DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
    Why We Laugh: Funny Women is a 90-minute documentary that explores the journey and evolution of the female stand-up comedian. The program includes personal and in-depth interviews with some of the most prominent female voices in comedy and entertainment, and is enriched by live performance footage from some of the most talented female comedians working today. Funny Women sheds light on the legacy of the female comedian and the dedication, courage and passion that is required to be successful in a male-dominated business such as stand-up comedy. These courageous women have broken the mold and have created a new and more inclusive landscape that expands beyond the comedy club stage.

    *Outstanding Talk/Service Host, "The Joan Rivers Show," 1990
    Year of Production: 2012
    Title Copyright: © 2012 Women In Comedy Documentary, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Home Entertainment Premiere
    Rating: Not Rated
    Closed Captioned: English
    Subtitles: English and Spanish
    Feature Running Time: 90 Minutes
    Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
    DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital

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