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The Future is Female! Persisticon Event Brought Comedy, Art, Music and Electing Women Together at Brooklyn Bell House
The Interrobang – March 2018 – Halli Goldman
“Four women—all solidly badass and successful women in their own right—decided that they needed to take action to fight against the horrorshow garbage fire that controls our country right now. So Diana Kane, Theo Kogan, Lynn Harris and Leslie King created this event in support of Emily’s List…”

A stand-up comedian teaches girls to find power in humor
Crain’s New York – February 2018 – Dixie Laite
“Comedy is power. You’re the one with the mic. You’re the one with the punch.”

This woman’s business is funny business
Like A Boss Girls – Dixie Laite
“If you are making people laugh, they are listening to you. You are being yourself. You are in charge. You are telling the story—your story. You have the spotlight. You have the mic. I’d like to give that power to more people. Especially girls. Especially now.”

The New York comedian founding a comedy school for girls
The Daily Dot – August 2016 – Tess Cagle
“It’s a pretty good time for women in comedy. I wouldn’t call it ‘great.’ But how about we make it great?”

The first comedy school for teen girls aims to improve comedy farm teams
Splitsider – July 2016 – David Colon
“Harris wasn’t shy about her big dream for the online component, telling me that she’d like to build ‘a massive virtual funny factory that changes lives, perceptions, and the very face of comedy.’”

Interview with Lynn Harris: Death By Chick Lit
The Huffington Post – Rachel Kramer Bussel
“Mocking Ann Coulter is much more salutary than taking her seriously.”

video

Standup Comedy Needs More Women
Salon Talks
“How do you teach comedy to women? ‘You teach comedy,'” says Lynn Harris.

We Need More Women in Comedy
NowThisHer
“More women in comedy would mean that people would finally stop talking about two kinds of comedy: comedy, and ‘women’s comedy.’”

podcasts

Snap Judgment
What if one day you found out you look like one of the most famous people in the country—who everybody hates?

Applying it Liberally
Keisha and Andrew talk about gender equality as it relates to comedy, compensation, and society at large with Megan Sass (@Megan_Sass) and Lynn Harris (@harrislynn, goldcomedy.com).

Unorthodox
On why mining difficult experiences for stand-up comedy material is a valuable skill, how to tell a joke in a culture dominated by political correctness, and what it’s like being married to a rabbi.