TV Guide Network will launch an all-woman stand-up comedy series hosted by Kate Flannery

By | March 29, 2012 at 11:07 am | 2 comments | feature slider, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

Known for her portrayal as lovable, horny, weirdo Meredith Palmer on The Office, Kate Flannery will now headline her own show— a weekly stand-up comedy showcase for TV Guide Network.

But here’s the twist: The show will feature only female comedians performing material about women. Standup in Stilettos will premiere June 16 at 10 pm ET and will run 10 half-hour episodes in the following weeks. “StandUp in Stilettos and will offer viewers fresh comedy programming with some of the best-known celebrities in Hollywood today, as well as up-and-coming talent,” says Allen Shapiro, chairman of TV Guide Network

What do you guys think of this? Is this a good way to showcase female comedians? Or does it further drive a wedge between men and women in stand-up? Sound off in the comments section!

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  • A guestest w/ the bestest

    “Standup in Stilettos” sounds like a B-room couldn’t get a headliner that week, so lets slap a silly title on it and let the locals go up!

    More power to her if she suceeds, but I’m not sure anyone could take a show title like that seriously. I realize they’re trying to nail a demograph, but I dunno it just doesn’t make sense to me. If I’m a man, do I only want to watch comedy by men, about men, all the time.. about men?

    No… it’s boring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gina.ritter Gina Ritter

    As a female comic, it’s absolutely a great idea. I’m not sold on the name.. as I’d have to be airlifted in and out if in stilettos, but otherwise I’m looking forward to its success.