Women Don’t Surpass Adam Carolla’s Overwhelming Comedy Standards

Adam Carolla came under fire for an interview with the New York Post where he said that women writers and women in general are, as a rule, less funny than men.

“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.”

He said he wasn’t worried about reactions to his comments, that: 

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.”

As 2 Broke Girls writer Morgan Murphy (who has worked with Carolla) pointed out on AOTS, the average person is painfully unfunny. My favorite comedians of all time happen to be mostly women…
Wanda Sykes, Chris Rock, Joan Rivers, Dave Chappelle, Lisa Lampanelli, and Kathleen Madigan.
Maria Bamford, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Kristen WiigLena DunhamAisha Tyler, Ellen DeGeneres and Whitney Cummings are other women comics who excel in many areas.
That’s Hardly a group that would be excused from comedy if they had testicles and it doesn’t even include actresses who never did stand-up. Emma Stone? Lisa Kudrow? Jennifer Aniston? What the hell.

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