Comedian Tracey Ullman: 'We Just Need More Women In The Studio System'

The star of "Tracy Ullman's Show" heaped praise on women comics.

To comedian Tracey Ullman, the world of comedy is full of funny women role models.

During a conversation with The Huffington Post’s Lauren Moraski, Ullman reflected on the landscape of comedy in America and gave kudos to female comedians past and present.

“There was always good comedy for women in America,” she said, referencing Lucille Ball, Gilda Radnor, Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin. She also lauded Amy Poehler and Tina Fey for “stopping ‘Saturday Night Live’ from being alpha male” and heaped praise onto the Amazon series “Fleabag,” starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

While many of her favorites have found a platform on television, Ullman noted that the film industry could be more inclusive of female comedians.

“Funny women doing movies is great. Haven’t seen that since the 1930s,” the comedian said. “Took a long time. We just need more women in the studio system ... green-lighting movies.”

“I like women that support other women and performers that support other performers,” she said. 

Watch the full conversation below: 

Tracey Ullman’s Show” airs Fridays at 11 p.m. ET on HBO.




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