Olivia Munn on Tour + on The Daily Show

Posted in Links on July 9th, 2010 by Jody

Olivia Munn

It has been a busy few weeks for Olivia Munn since I published my last post about her. Her new book Suck It Wonder Woman! hit the bookshelves earlier this week, and she is currently on a book tour to promote the book. The next stop of the tour is here in New York City, tonight (Friday July 9) at 8pm at Midtown Comics on 40th St. and 7th Av. in Times Square. Future stops include Long Island, Dallas, Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Torrance.

Book Tour begins! First stop: Yay City!!! [OliviaMunn.com]

Olivia Munn

Also, she recently joined The Daily Show as “senior Asian correspondent”. Her addition to the show has elicited some silly controversy. The author of this article from Jezebel.com claims that The Daily Show has a male-dominated culture that marginalizes women, and that Olivia was hired based on being good-looking rather than on having comedic talent. There has been plenty of backlash to this story, from Daily Show staff as well as from others in the media.

Check out these clips of Olivia’s first three appearances on the show, as well as these articles addressing the show’s “woman problem”.

The Spilling Fields – Vietnamese Fisherman [The Daily Show]
Kremlins 2 – The New Batch [The Daily Show]
Arizona’s Photo Radar [The Daily Show]

The Daily Show’s Woman Problem [Jezebel]
Women of The Daily Show Speak [The Daily Show]
Is Olivia Munn too sexy for “The Daily Show”? [Salon.com]
Olivia Munn of G4, Goes Beyond Comic Pinup [New York Times]
Outrage World: How feminist blogs like Jezebel gin up page views by exploiting women’s worst tendencies [Slate]

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