The New York Post published an interview with Adam Carolla on Sunday in which he said, among other things, “dudes are funnier than chicks,” and, regarding writing for television, “they make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff.”
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The lesson you learned from a sexual harassment seminar was “Don’t hire chicks.” Do you hate working with women?
Adam Carolla: No. But they make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff. The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I’m just gonna tell her, “Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they’ll have to hire you, they can’t really fire you, and you don’t have to produce that much. It’ll be awesome.”
The “are women funny” debate has grown very contentious. You’re not worried about reactions to this?
Carolla: I don’t care. When you’re picking a basketball team, you’ll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you’re playing the odds. When it comes to comedy, of course there’s Sarah Silverman, Tina Fey, Kathy Griffin — super-funny chicks. But if you’re playing the odds? No.
If Joy Behar or Sherri Shepherd was a dude, they’d be off TV. They’re not funny enough for dudes. What if Roseanne Barr was a dude? Think we’d know who she was? Honestly.WOW. Just WOW.
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She’ll be developing her own show for the studio and, in the meantime, will be a co-executive producer and writer on the second season of New Girl.new girl kay cannon 30 rock television 20th century fox female comedians
Last night I had dinner with Meghan and Rebecca, two very sharp lady comedy friends. We had just come from a Mindy Kaling book event and were thus a little hopped up and in a very particular headspace halfway between gossip and serious talk. The conversation careened from Mindy to HelloGiggles…
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“For women, frump isn’t funny any longer. The new female comedian has to be the sexual aggressor, sexually provocative, dominant and successful. […] Lucille Ball would never have played the aggressive, domineering nymphomaniac that Jennifer Aniston portrayed in ‘Horrible Bosses.’”
Dear Fox “News”,
Jennifer Aniston was not a “domineering nymphomaniac” in Horrible Bosses. She was a rapist.
Also, the rest of this article is the worst and you’re wrong about everything.
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Fey’s portrayal of Liz Lemon as the archetypal “abject single woman” seems to be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, Fey goes to far comic extremes in order to make us believe a woman as attractive and witty as Liz would have such trouble meeting a viable man; she pushes the archetype beyond its Bridget Jones’ limits and creates a truly comedic exaggeration of the single 40-something. Employing such gross exaggeration like Liz eating dinner in front of the mirror to stave off loneliness and menstruating for 61 straight days, could underscore the ubiquity of the abject single woman in the public’s imagination, and in doing so, hopefully force a de-naturalization of the idea that a woman without a man is stuck in a sad state of arrested development.
The flip side (and indeed, the dangerous potential) of Fey’s farce is that it might be taken at face value. Are we laughing at Liz Lemon because we know it’s absurd that a successful, educated woman would be so demoralized? Or are we laughing because sad, lonely women have become funny to us?"
KRISTEN SCHAAL, remarking on recent reports of Hugh Hefner’s and Playboy’s financial demise, on The Daily Show.
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
Ashley Greene, “Ashley Greene to Be History’s Third-Ever Female Comedian”
*headdesk* *facepalm* *keyboard smash* Looks like I’m breaking out my “people are idiots" tag again.