Yes, Stop, L.A. Comedy

Some female comedians say they have been exploited by a longstanding improv concept called “Yes, And.” The idea behind “Yes, And” involves one comedian helping another keep the scene moving by finishing or affirming their sentence or thought. But this concept has reportedly led to widespread sexual assaults within the Los Angeles comedy scene. As such, women in the industry are fighting back and going public with their stories of harassment and sexual assault.


Katie Baker - Buzzfeed News reporter - @katiejmbaker, Dave Ross - Stand-Up Comedian - @davetotheross, Gina Ippolito - Writer, Performer at The UCB Theater - @Ginalppy

Madeleine Brand

Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher