by Marah Eakin June 19, 2012
Nearly five years after Christopher Hitchensâ€™ now-infamous story in Vanity Fair and 14 years after Jerry Lewis spewed nonsense about why women just arenâ€™t funny, Adam Carollaâ€™s hopping on the bandwagonâ€”or man-wagon, as it were. Carolla, whoâ€™s not coincidentally out promoting a new book, Not Taco Bell Material, told the New York Post, pantheon of fair and balanced journalism, that â€śdudes are funnier than chicks.â€ť
Carolla said that while he doesnâ€™t hate working with women. â€śThey make you hire a certain number of chicks, and theyâ€™re always the least funny on the writing staff,â€ť he said. He also added, â€śIf my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, Iâ€™m just gonna tell her, 'Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because theyâ€™ll have to hire you, they canâ€™t really fire you, and you donâ€™t have to produce that much. Itâ€™ll be awesome.'"
Carolla did say he thinks Sarah Silverman (who once dated Carollaâ€™s Man Show co-host, Jimmy Kimmel), Tina Fey, and Kathy Griffinâ€”all of whom would probably look pretty good on trampolinesâ€”are â€śsuper funny chicks.â€ť However, some women, he argues, wouldnâ€™t be funny enough to be on TV if they were men. â€śIf Joy Behar or Sherri Shepherd was a dude, theyâ€™d be off TV,â€ť he told the Post. â€śTheyâ€™re not funny enough for dudes. What if Roseanne Barr was a dude? Think weâ€™d know who she was?â€ť Barr had no comment, as she was presumably off somewhere in Hawaii counting her money.
Says the co-host of The Man Show (Well...the one that wasn't Jimmy Kimmel.) and Loveline...