The series follows the professional and personal lives of six female comics in Los Angeles who are climbing their way to the top of the stand-up ladder. While the comediennes differ in their levels of experience, styles of comedy and ultimate career goals, they share the ambition - and the passion - needed to make it in the City of Dreams. From working multiple jobs, to clashing with parents' expectations, to yet another bad date, the comics provide a fresh, witty perspective on experiences to which young millennial women can relate.

Funny Girls - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-04-07

Funny Girls - Inherently funny word - Netflix

Certain words have been suggested to be inherently funny. Vaudeville tradition holds that words with the letter k are funny. A 2015 study at the University of Alberta suggested that the humor of certain nonsense words can be explained by whether they seem rude, and by the property of entropy – the improbability of certain letters being used together in a word. The philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer posited that humor is a product of one's expectations being violated.

Funny Girls - Funny words in English - Netflix

Robert Beard, a professor emeritus of linguistics at Bucknell University, told an interviewer that “The first thing people always write in [to his website] about is funny words”. Beard's first book was The 100 Funniest Words in English, and among his selected words are “absquatulate”, “bowyangs”, “collywobbles”, “fartlek”, “filibuster”, “gongoozle”, “hemidemisemiquaver”, and “snollygoster”.

Fifty-seven years in this business, you learn a few things. You know what words are funny and which words are not funny. Alka Seltzer is funny. You say 'Alka Seltzer' you get a laugh ... Words with 'k' in them are funny. Casey Stengel, that's a funny name. Robert Taylor is not funny. Cupcake is funny. Tomato is not funny. Cookie is funny. Cucumber is funny. Car keys. Cleveland ... Cleveland is funny. Maryland is not funny. Then, there's chicken. Chicken is funny. Pickle is funny. Cab is funny. Cockroach is funny – not if you get 'em, only if you say 'em.

Funny Girls - References - Netflix