Particularly on a day that started with this post about status quo comedy, and included this post about Jimmy Fallon's rapport with female guests, I was interested to read this New York Times piece about the number of female writers on male-hosted late-night talkshows. Irin at Jezebel posts the scorecard:
"The Jay Leno Show": Zero.
"Late Show with David Letterman": Zero.
"The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien": Zero.
"The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson": One, apparently (his sister).
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!": One.
"The Colbert Report": One.
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart": Two female writers just added.
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:" Three out of "about a dozen."

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