The Art of Entertainment is a podcast show hosted by Raizel Harjosubroto and Tanja Saric, featuring the stories of various people within the arts. The arts presented this week will center around comedy, music, visual arts, and dance. This week’s show’s theme will be women and will be featuring women in the arts. The following podcasts done by Raizel Harjosubroto, Tanja Saric, Khalida Thanveer Rixzan, and Heather Taylor-Singh will all be featured on this week’s show.
“As with many industries, the comedy industry is dominated by men. In this podcast, I explore how women are reclaiming their space in the comedy industry. Long-time improv performer Rayanne Langdon told me that she has seen how women are consistently getting treated differently on and off stage. Behind the stage, some men can behave inappropriately and make women uncomfortable (though Langdon says that it is getting a little better now that the industry is becoming less tolerant of this). On stage, men will claim more space and be louder, forcing some women acts to feel smaller and perform a notch lower than how they usually would. Sometimes, in improv, too, women somehow get pigeon held as a wife or a mother.”