Women make up half of the population, but women don’t make up half of stand-up comedians, not by far. Today, they make up just 14% of the profession.
So what is it like to be a woman stand-up? What might drive a woman to try stand-up in a male dominated field?
Comedian Karin Babbitt shares her perspective and talks about her return to the stage as a mature adult. After raising a family, Karin renewed her comedic skills, years after she achieved limited success in a time less friendly to women standup comedians. Now, her confidence is more grounded in her work, instead of where she hopes it will take her.