Can women be funny? I understand the confusion sometimes (see Presenting the Definitive Collection of Amy Schumer Stealing Jokes… and Video: Chelsea Handler Calls Sarah Huckabee Sanders a Whore…). But a woman recently asked Bill Burr this.
BECKY: Can women be funny?
BILL BURR: Yeah, of course.
How else is that question supposed to be answered? Was she expecting Burr to say no, then send her off to the kitchen for a sandwich? Judging by the interviewer’s confrontational body language, yeah. She was ready for a giant pro-feminist rant. Even though Bill didn’t oblige her, we got one anyway.
Which he didn’t.
BECKY: Some people have a hard time saying so because something something angry men Internet something.
BILL BURR: Get the f*** out of here with that…
Burr then goes into a lesson about comedy works. Step 1: Get up on stage. Step 2: Bring the chuckles. Which isn’t to say the comic realm is free from problems. Just ask Louis C.K. But, if you’re undeniably good at what you do, it doesn’t matter.
“When was the last time you went on stage and killed so hard the person after you bombed? If you’re f*** doing that on a regular basis, people are going to notice regardless of what you have between your legs.”
If a top-notch lady comic comes along, nobody is going to hold her back. People just want to laugh. The problem is the feminists who try their hand at comedy are usually bitter social justice harpies who can’t take a joke, much less dish one out. That’s where the stereotype comes from.
Don’t blame us men. Blame the one-dimensional leftist wing-nut femmes who make knock-knock jokes bearable by comparison.
Speaking of that: