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“Why We Laugh: Funny Women”

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“Why We Laugh: Funny Women”

Why We Laugh: Funny Women 8 p.m., Showtime

This documentary looks at what it’s like for female comics in the male dominated stand-up comedy business. Among those featured: Whoopi Goldberg, Sandra Bernhard, Paula Poundstone, Rita Rudner, Kathy Najimy, Lily Tomlin, Kathy Griffin, and Tig Notaro. The movie is narrated and executive produced by Joan Rivers.

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Funeral Boss 10 p.m., DFH

Morbid much? “Every person that enters these doors is precious cargo,” says Bill Harris, funeral director and star of this latest addition to the death-reality genre, alongside “Best Funeral Ever.” But can he get them to the church on time? The show follows Davis and his four children as they talk to the survivors, stage the funerals, and pretty up the bodies. Wonder how they got those people to sign off?

Bates Motel 11 p.m., A&E

I hate people when they’re not polite.

The American Bible Challenge 9 p.m., GSN

Which president plays Satan? Oops. Too soon.

Scandal 10 p.m., Channel 5

Rhimes with blazy.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at gilbert@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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