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National She's Funny That Way Day – March 31, 2023

National She’s Funny That Way Day is celebrated on March 31 every year, and it’s a special tribute to the humor of women — women who bring laughter, joy, and happiness into your lives. Did you know that National She’s Funny That Way Day celebrates more than just celebrities? Yes, on this day, you can honor, celebrate, and appreciate humorous women, including your family members, friends, and co-workers. And of course, you should also appreciate professional female comedians. We all love anything that gives us a great belly laugh so hats off to all the women who make us laugh out loud.

History of National She's Funny That Way Day

We all love to laugh and have a good time, and some even go further: they’re literally paid to make people laugh. It is true that laughter is the best medicine, as it helps heal our saddened and depressed minds and brings happiness and joy into our lives. But how do we appreciate the people — especially women — who make us laugh and enjoy ourselves?

On National She’s Funny That Way Day, people across the world come together to pay tribute to the women who make us laugh, and appreciate them for their humor and their craft. Everyone should have his or her own favorite female comedian, and this is the day to celebrate them. The history of women and comedy goes back to the eighteenth century when women began acting in public comedies. In those days, women in comedy were made to fulfill such roles as mother or housewife, which appealed to men’s comedic tastes. But women were never fully accepted and often had difficulties performing and getting reservations for public performances. After a few decades, in the twentieth century, female comedians were better able to enter the scene. After all these years, in this modern world, despite having more freedom in comedy, women still face obstacles.

National She’s Funny That Way Day is based on the novel written by Brenda Meridith. titled “She’s Funny That Way.” This is why the first anniversary of this special holiday coincides with the release of the novel She’s Funny That Way in 2003. On this day, people honor women, especially female comedians, by narrating their jokes and by watching their stand-up comedies, watching T.V. shows and movies, and reading their books.

National She's Funny That Way Day timeline

1750s
The First Women Enter the Comedy Scene

Women start acting in public comedies holding minor roles and characters.

1900s
The Response is Good

Despite a few struggles, women comedians manage, slowly, to grab the hearts of their audiences.

2003
The Day to Honor Women in Comedy

People across the world celebrate the first National She’s Funny That Way Day.

2020
The Female Comedians Take Center Stage

Female comedians now become as popular as their male counterparts.

National She's Funny That Way Day FAQs

Is there a movie about National She’s Funny That Way Day?

Yes, there is a movie released in 2014 titled “She’s Funny That Way,” starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.

How do you bring out the best comedy?

There is no standard way to deliver a great comedy. But, you do need to have the perfect timing and delivery for it to resonate with your audience and cause them to laugh.

Is laughter good for us?

Yes, laughter is proven good for our health: it decreases stress, increases immune cells, increases infection-fighting antibodies, releases endorphins, and helps relieve pain.

National She's Funny That Way Day Activities

  1. Watch a comedy show

    Book a ticket to your favorite comedy show and watch it live! What are you waiting for? Go have a laugh with your favorite female comedian.

  2. Read the novel

    Read the novel “She’s Funny That Way,” published in 2003, by Brenda Meridith. It might inspire you to do stand-up comedy too!

  3. Share a joke

    Share a really good joke — preferably by a female comedian — on social media. Make your friends laugh out loud in honor of National She’s Funny That Way Day.

5 Cool Facts About Famous Female Comedians

  1. Lucille Ball and her hair color

    Lucille Ball kept her trademark red hair color for more than four decades!

  2. Amy Schumer, the class clown

    In high school, Amy was voted ‘Class clown’ and ‘Teacher’s worst nightmare.’

  3. Wanda Skyes was a security agent

    Wanda’s first job was as a contracting specialist at the National Security Agency.

  4. Ali wong and her performances

    At one point in her career, Ali wong was performing up to nine times a night.

  5. Sarah Silverman's blood line

    Sarah’s parents Beth and Donald were running theatre companies while also being social workers.

Why We Love National She's Funny That Way Day

  1. It’s a break from life’s negativity

    In today’s world, hate, negativity, and low tolerance are ruining many lives and making things hard for many people. Fun and lighthearted holidays such as this are much-needed.

  2. It’s about laughter

    National She’s Funny That Way Day is about the therapeutic activity that is laughter. Everyone, on this day, is encouraged to have a good laugh.

  3. It brings people together

    With all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, National She’s Funny That Way Day gives us the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with our family and friends watching great comedies. It’s a license to do something funny, just for the fun of it.

National She's Funny That Way Day dates

YearDateDay
2023March 31Friday
2024March 31Sunday
2025March 31Monday
2026March 31Tuesday
2027March 31Wednesday

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