I saw a lot of comedians on Twitter suddenly get angry at Adam Carolla. Apparently, he said that women aren’t funny. Actually, he said that women are less funny on average. While he listed some women he thought are really funny, he said there’s a lower standard for women. Basically, if you had a man who was as funny as Joy Behar, we’d have never heard of him (actually, I still don’t quite get why I know who Behar is).
Is this true? Is there a sort of humor affirmative action where we have lower standard to call women funny when compared to men? When I think of really funny comedians, by far most are men — but maybe there are lots of funny women but they just don’t consider a career in comedy as often as men would. This kind of remind me of those statements so often about how conservatives aren’t funny — but, of course, that doesn’t cause a knee-jerk backlash of righteous indignation.
And if men are funnier, why is that? Probably to help pick up women. They always say they like a good sense of humor. It certainly helped me. Do men like a sense of humor in women, though? I think we just mainly like them to laugh at our jokes. And look pretty and smell nice.
Anyway, I will try to teach Buttercup the secrets of humor and we’ll see how it goes. I think she has great potential, but she’s mostly into physical comedy right now.