Guys, Think about the last time you had a hearty laugh, odds are that laugh wasn't created by a woman. It's an unspoken truth, Women just aren't funny in the eyes of men, but why?...
Lost In Translation
Women are inherently unfunny to men, it's a fact, but not unlike the way animals of the same species can communicate with each other, women seem to be able to make each other laugh, thus perpetuating the myth women are funny.
Good parents tell their children they can grow up to be anything. So for years I spent hours shooting jump shots in my back yard just waiting for my hoop dreams to become reality and someday play in the NBA. At a mere 5'9" and white my dream was later crushed by reality. It's this same reality that escapes women who try their hand at comedy.
Men are inherently skeptical about women. Are men comfortable with the idea of a female mecanic, a female doctor or a female race car driver? NO. It's this same skepticism about women that stretches to the world of comedy.
Blame the Media
Women will watch anything on TV, which is why shows like American Idol, Glee & Oprah still exist. So as a viable demographic networks are cashing in on female viewership with networks like Lifetime & Bravo and programing illustrating female comedic characters. But as we all know about the media, what you see on TV is rarely the truth.
Once there was an urban legend about a female comic who appealed to both men & women alike. Alas this foul mouthed hairy armed mythical creature named Sarah Silverman was exposed as a comedic hoax much like her mythical and equally hairy counterpart Bigfoot.
Much of the myth that women are funny comes from them actively being the butt of the joke. With jokes about women drivers, dumb blondes & your fat momma, the myth of the funny female grew, but being the butt of a joke doesn't make you funny, just ask Asian Drivers who are blatantly unfunny people.
When in a war your allies can change the momentum of battle. Women who have since been determined as unfunny have bolstered their ranks with another unfunny sect, gay men. Women & Gay men have a symbiotic relationship, while both are inherently unfunny, working together they create the illusion that both groups have comedic value.
To men boobs are serious business, there's simply no room for comedy when it comes to boobs. Boobs are to be touched, caressed, licked, flicked, swirled, grazed & gently bitten. But in no way are boobs funny.
Chelsea Handler... Do I really need to explain this one?
Think about the funniest SNL sketch you've ever seen... Maybe it's "Dick in a Box" or "Coneheads" or "Mr.Robinson's Neighborhood" or "Canteen Boy". Whatever sketch comes to mind I can pretty much guarantee it's not "Target Lady". Somewhere down the line the people over at SNL decided women are funny, infusing their writing staff, cast & sketches with a pro-feminist agenda. It's no coincidence this is right about the time SNL started becoming a shell of the once edgy, gut busting laugh machine it once was.
As unfunny as they may be to men, women do have their place in comedy. You couldn't do a sitcom, sketch or movie with exclusively all men right? Women have their place, they can be the Scotty Pippen of comedy, forever playing second fiddle to their unquestionably funnier male counterparts. 6 Championships don't lie, it's a formula that works!
While it may seem like I'm bashing women, nothing could be further from my intent. I love women. From the touch of a woman to the way she dresses to how she smells, it all drives me nuts in a good way. I think about women with fondness endlessly throughout my day. But men simply don't nor do they want to fantasize about funny women. A good joke never got anybody off.
Women are nurturers, sex symbols, mothers and partners to men. But the plate of women everywhere is too full to be funny too. Just like genetics dealt me a hand in which I'd never play in the NBA, women from a strictly scientific perspective are simply not funny to men.
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