'Lifetime Presents Variety's Power of Women The Comedians': Air time, how to live stream, honorees and all about the award show

It honors creative leaders in comedy who inspire us with their courage and originality and challenge us to transform a world desperately in need of positive change


                            'Lifetime Presents Variety's Power of Women The Comedians': Air time, how to live stream, honorees and all about the award show
Kate McKinnon and Mindy Kaling are among the honorees at Lifetime Presents Variety's Power of Women (Getty Images)
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We all need laughter now more than ever before and some people who make us laugh every day are comedians. This year, the one-hour special 'Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women The Comedians' honors just that. The special will also honor the life of the comedic icon Gilda Radner, as well as the foundation for cancer patients named after the late legend, Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit.

Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, Variety President and Group Publisher said, “Variety’s Power of Women 2021 honors creative leaders in comedy who inspire us with their courage and originality and challenge us to transform a world desperately in need of positive change. In six wonderfully personal, dynamic ways, Mindy Kaling, Maya Rudolph, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sofía Vergara, Michaela Coel and Kate McKinnon use laughter to make serious points. All of them create art that works both as entertainment and as engagement with the issues we’re all facing with these difficult times."

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus will also be among the honorees at the upcoming awards (Getty Images)

Release date

'Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women The Comedians' will premiere on Monday, May 10, on Lifetime.

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Air time and how to live stream?

'Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women The Comedians' will premiere at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime on Monday, May 10. If you can't catch it on TV, Lifetime is available on Hulu, Sling TV, Philo, Vidgo, AT&T TV and FuboTV. If you are not based in the United States, using a VPN will help you to watch Lifetime.

Honorees

Mindy Kaling 

Mindy Kaling who wears several hats including actor, producer, writer and director first shot to fame as Kelly Kapoor on 'The Office'. Kaling then went on to create, produce and star in the Fox comedy series 'The Mindy Project' and has gone onto create other series including the NBC sitcom 'Champions' and the Netflix comedy-drama series 'Never Have I Ever'.

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She has also had roles in films, such as 'The Night Before', 'A Wrinkle in Time' and 'Ocean's 8'.

Mindy Kaling's work will be honored at 'Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women The Comedians' (Getty Images)

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Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon is perhaps best known for her impressions of various celebrities, from Justin Bieber to Hillary Clinton on 'Saturday Night Live'. McKinnon has also transitioned successfully to the big screen with films such as 'Ghostbusters', 'Office Christmas Party', 'Rough Night', 'The Spy Who Dumped Me', 'Yesterday' and 'Bombshell'.

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McKinnon has been nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and seven for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 2016 and 2017.

Kate McKinnon's work will be honored at 'Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women The Comedians' (Getty Images)

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Julia Louis Dreyfus

Julia Louis Dreyfus is one of the most celebrated and decorated actresses in American television history. She is known for her iconic performances in shows such as 'Saturday Night Live', 'Seinfeld', 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' and 'Veep'.

Louis-Dreyfus has received 11 Emmy Awards, eight for acting and three for producing. She has also received a Golden Globe Award, nine Screen Actors Guild Awards, five American Comedy Awards and two Critics' Choice Television Awards. In 2018, she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, presented by the Kennedy Center as America's highest comedy honor.

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Julia Louis Dreyfus' work will be honored at 'Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women The Comedians' (Getty Images)

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