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Indian women-only comedy show tackles breasts, bias


Male comedians have complained about the women-only events, even calling them sexist, Sethi said.

In response, her company, Comedy Ladder, organized an event in which men and women performed.

The show introduced men as male comedians on stage and women simply as comics, to show “how weird it sounds,” Sethi said.

Femapalooza’s audience has grown as word has spread. However, it does not always get a five-star rating.

“It was a novel concept, but only a few interesting performances... There were many first-timers,” said Deepshikha Singh, a communications professional in the New Delhi audience.

As the evening drew to a close, fathers and husbands lined up outside the club to drive members of the audience back home, partly out of concerns for their safety — a stark reminder that for many women in India, life is often no laughing matter.

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