I remember when I was first getting into comedy in the early 2000’s hearing the term “comedienne” in reference to female comedians a lot. I somewhat enjoyed the term and started using that word to describe what I wanted to be when I grew up.
a few years back (I…
Whether “comedian” or “comedienne” is used should have little significance other than the person in question should be funny enough to have a job description of making people laugh. Just like Splitsider is saying that Bridesmaids is funny without the need of any qualifiers, the distinction of whether you’re female or male shouldn’t matter as long as you’re hilarious on a consistent basis.
That’s actually the bigger debate: What do you need to do to actually be called a comedian, comedienne, comic, stand up, comedic performer, funny person, etc.?