Comic Adam Carolla tells the New York Post that women aren’t funny.
Actually, the former co-host of a program called “The Man Show” featuring “girls jumping on trampolines” at the end of each episode, said, “dudes are funnier than chicks.”
Asked to elaborate, he said said some women are funny but most aren’t. He then illustrated his point with some racial-religious commentary: “When you’re picking a basketball team, you’ll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke.”
Was that supposed to be funny?
Carolla did allow that some ladies can be funny. He cited Tina Fey and Sarah Silverman, the former girlfriend of his former “Man Show” co-host Jimmy Kimmel, as evidence that females can be humorous. He also saluted Kathy Griffin, who filled Atlanta’s Fox Theatre last week. (Carolla performed last fall at the Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta).
But he slammed several female entertainers, too. “If Joy Behar or Sherri Shepherd was a dude, they’d be off TV. They’re not funny enough for dudes.”
As you’d expect, reaction was swift and animated. Carolla trended for a while on Twitter as people debated his comments.
“That’s OK, Adam Carolla. We don’t think you’re funny either. Love, women,” posted a user named Molly Kats.
Carolla does not appear to be addressing the issue on his own Twitter feed, instead using it to promote upcoming events supporting his new book and tweets excerpting the hilarity to be found in the tome, “Not Taco Bell Material.”
A sample: ”My family was the opposite of the Make-A-Wish Foundation: They took able-bodied kids and did nothing for them.”
Also: “Being a depressed hippie is a lose-lose. It would be like if a rice cake had the caloric content of a MoonPie.”
And: “When things are going well, breakups aren’t nearly as devastating, like getting a parking ticket when you’re rich.”
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