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Sarah Haskins Does Disney

Posted by Clem Bastow on October 22, 2008

Disney Princesses, to be exact.

Wonder what she thought of Enchanted?

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Sarah Haskins: Everybody Poops. Except For Women.

Posted by Clem Bastow on October 10, 2008

Hey, guess what? Sarah Haskins still rules!

For some reason I can’t get this video to stop auto-playing (good work on your Firefox 3 compatibility, VodPod/WordPress), so hop over the jump for Target: Women‘s latest, Number Twos…

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Women We Love: Sarah Haskins

Posted by Clem Bastow on September 23, 2008

Of all the “online sensations” that the internets have birthed, few will be worthy of our attention in the years to come – hell, most are forgotten within weeks, destined to crop up in “Remember When…” features about YouTube superstars and people who penned angry bulk emails about the spaghetti stains in the office microwave and then sent it to the UN, or whatever. But there are some people who have been brought to our attention thanks largely to the wonders of ‘new media’, and for that we must be eternally grateful – one such “discovery” is Sarah Haskins.

I’ve written extensively about Haskins’ hilarious work with Target:Women, an offshoot of liberal media organisation Current TV’s news and culture magazine show, infoMania. In each episode, Haskins expertly skewers the idiocy-infused world of gender-targeted marketing, from yoghurt ads featuring women wearing grey hoodies (“It says, ‘I have a Master’s, but then I got married'”) to wedding shows (Bridezilla versus Momra) and slow motion time machines that come out of crockpots (“Wooooow!”). In short, in as-non-stalky-as-possible terms, she’s a superstar. A Chicago native who rose (and is rising) through the ranks of the comedy world, a proud feminist, and a generally kickass chick, Haskins makes us all feel that the future of the media is in safe hands.

So, who better to hit up for one of our regular Women We Love interviews than the woman herself? Sexy, clean, cool, fun, healthy, beautiful, large, UNDERPANTS, let’s Target: Sarah Haskins!

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The Dawn Chorus: When did you decide you wanted to head into comedy writing? Did you have a formative comedy moment?

Sarah Haskins: “I did have a formative comedy moment, which is unusual. Normally I just stumble into things.

“I started doing improv in college and during the winter of my freshman year I went home to Chicago and saw a show at the Second City. (I am not sure if your readers know about Second City – it’s a comedy theater that creates social and political satire through sketch comedy and many of its alumni end up doing cool things: Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Chris Farley, etc, etc.) The show was so smart and funny I loved it and wanted to perform on that stage.

“Also, on a more embarrassing note, I loved the first Austin Powers movie and thought it would be really fun to work on a project like that.”

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Yes, Sarah Haskins Is Still A Goddess

Posted by Clem Bastow on August 25, 2008

Some Mondays just don’t seem to be able to get started – and then you remember, Sarah Haskins has a new Target: Women vid online! About chick flicks!

Is there nothing this woman can’t expertly spear? I’m going to send her a fan letter suggesting we be best friends.

(By the way, Sarah, nice haircut! In a non-stalky way.)

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Weekend Love-In Reprise: Sarah Haskins

Posted by Clem Bastow on August 2, 2008

I know, I’ve fawned over Sarah Haskins before – but that’s because she’s amazing! Here’s her latest edition of Target Women: Birth Control, from that wacky, crazy land where the pill and other birth control is advertised in fashion magazines and on television rather than spoken about in hushed tones by fatherly pharmacists. Which would you prefer? (Hmm, how about, neither!)

Fewer periods, yaaay! Now we don’t have to leave the tribe and go sit in that hut for a week!

We still love you, Sarah Haskins!

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Sarah Haskins Is Still A Goddess

Posted by Clem Bastow on July 21, 2008

To help combat Mondayitis, here’s the wondrous Sarah Haskins’ latest effort for Target Women: Feeding Your F–king Family!

Mom wants a Manwich, too!

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