Women have always been funny, but it wasn't until recently that society allowed them to look beautiful and make us laugh.
Filmmaker Heidi Ewing, who directed the documentary "MAKERS: Women in Comedy," dropped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to discuss her work on the history of funny females, and she spoke with host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani about the long-held concern among women comics that an attractive appearance would make it harder to win over an audience.
Lucky for comedy lovers, that stereotype is quickly dissipating thanks to hilarious women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and many more who aren't afraid to rock a glamorous gown while they rattle off punchlines.
Watch Ewing discuss the "pretty isn't funny" stereotype in the video above, and see the full HuffPost Live conversation here.
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