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Note that there’s only one woman in the writing room. One.
I guess things haven’t changed much.
Maybe that’s because Letterman is known for his hidden love nest.
Would you want to work for him?
as far as I’ve heard, not one woman has come out publicly against any type of inappropriate behavior against David Letterman. Was what he did wrong, considering he has a wife and child? Of course. Was it ilegal or anything like that? No. And I have no doubt there are tons of women who apply to work for Letterman every year for various jobs, so I really doubt his reputation is anything but solid amongst females in the entertainment industry.
you mean that women aren’t funny? yeah, I agree.
Yeah, I was surprised there was only one woman writer in the room. Especially since there’s one powerhouse of a woman running the whole thing; Executive Producer, Barbara Gaines.
It’s tough to claim sexism on David Letterman. His show has THREE FEMALE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS in Barbara Gaines, Maria Pope, and Jude Brennan. Letterman’s company, “Worldwide Pants”, clearly is an equal-opportunity employer.
The lack of more than one female in the writers’ room is simply due to the fact that there are more male comedians out there than female, and the same goes for comedy writers. It’s like saying ESPN is sexist because it has a lot more male anchors than female; sure, but that’s due to the fact that the market has more men in it than women, case closed. Nothing sexist about it.
Pretty cool to see the writers- love Dave’s top 10 lists.
Thank you Peter Z but no one person runs a television show – it takes a team.
Vinnie Favale! Oh Debby, my Debby.
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