A Rare Bird: A Gender Comparison of Stand-ups in New Zealand – Land of Few Female Comics by Jane Mauret


The proposal title refers to the New Zealand Comedy Guild listing 108 stand-up comics, of which just 18 are female (November 2010). This trend is reflected overseas too, where, for example, the Perrier Award (now defunct) for new comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival was won only twice by women in 25 years (Dobson, 2006). 

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