Baltimore Women Are Funny. Perhaps the Funniest.

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Photo via @amyschumer
Photo via @amyschumer

When the Emmy nominations were announced yesterday, comedian Amy Schumer had reason to celebrate: She was nominated in the “outstanding lead actress in a comedy series” category. And she chose to celebrate in true Baltimore style–with a six-pack of Resurrection Ale from Brewer’s Art, of course.

Schumer graduated (kind of) from Towson University in 2003 and has been vocal about her affection for the city over the years.

Schumer’s not the only funny lady with a Baltimore connection. In fact, I’d argue that the three funniest shows on TV right now are led by a woman with Baltimore ties: Veep (Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s character on Seinfeld, Elaine Benes, is from Towson — Louis-Dreyfus also got an Emmy nomination in the same category as Schumer); Broad City (Abbi Jacobson went to MICA); and, of course, Schumer. Maybe there’s something in the water?

UPDATE:  The post has been updated to reflect that Elaine Benes, the character Julia Louis-Dreyfus played on Seinfeld, not JLD, hails from Towson. (See comments below.)



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  1. I’m pretty sure JLD’s not from Towson. Her character Elaine from Seinfeld was from Towson, but close!

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