It’s the age-old comedy argument: Are women funny? According to Adam Carolla, they are not, for the most part, anyway. And on the various writing staffs he’s been a part of, the women tended to be the least funny.
Adam says, “They make you hire a certain number of 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.’”
Carolla then likened hiring women for comedy purposes to picking Jewish guys for your basketball team.
“You’ll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you’re playing the odds,” he said. “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.”