Being a part of the modern television landscape comes with a number of challenges, with different groups facing different obstacles, both in doing their job and in surviving in the industry at large. Over the past few years, The Hollywood Reporter has taken the Emmy nominations as a way to gather luminaries from different fields in the television industry to talk about their experiences and challenges in their own words.
Following previous conversations with Dramatic Actresses in television and Dramatic Actors in television, the newest roundtable session turns to look at comedic actresses, and how their challenges are similar to, yet different from, their dramatic counterparts. On the panel is Amy Schumer (currently an Emmy nominee for her work on Inside Amy Schumer), Tracee Ellis Ross (currently on black-ish), Kate McKinnon (currently an Emmy nominee for her work on Saturday Night Live), Gina Rodriguez (currently on Jane the Virgin), Ellie Kemper (currently on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Lena Dunham (currently on Girls). The full discussion can be seen below.