So you know how some of the funniest people alive happen to be ladies? I know, it sounds crazy, but it’s true. Two of the three best comedies on TV right now star women (“Parks and Recreation,” “30 Rock”), and while one of those people also runs her show (Fey), comedy writing rooms remain cesspools of testosterone. That could change next season on TV: Variety reports that a number of the projects with the “strongest industry buzz” come from lady writers.
Yes, there is some bad news (one of those pilots is inspired by the writing of Chelsea Handler). But there are also some things that sound very, very good, like the early contender to be the best new show of 2011, “Untitled Emily Spivey Comedy.” The untitled (duh) show comes from Spivey, a former “Parks and Recreation” and “Saturday Night Live” writer, stars Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph and is being godfathered by Lorne Michaels.
Women! Writing comedy! Someone fetch me a beverage so that I may take a sip and spit it out in shock.