Ok so I was chatting to some friends lately and one of the girls present was horrified when I said that I think men are funnier than women. In general I feel that men have more of a sense of humour and are wittier...sure some girls are funny but in general I would admit men are funnier. Perhaps its just the people I know.. but out of my female friends I would say one of them is really funny and always makes me laugh, whereas many, many of my male friends are really funny. I'm not saying that girls arent funny at all...just that on the whole men are more amusing..
For me the best comedians(Bill Bailey, Bill Hicks, Ricky Gervais) are men...I hate most women comedians- I find that their humour is really obvious, rarely dry and usually is based on repetitive 'men are so stupid' type humour.
What does everyone else think am I honest or sexist??
Last edited by shannon; 9th June 2009 at 09:24. Reason: to clarify what I am trying to say
How many feminist does it take to screw in a light bulb?
That's not funny!
I'll be here all week, try the veal and tip your waiters.
I find women are more funny in spontaneous real-life situations. I would agree that as comedians, they suck a bit.
comedy is entertainment. men use it to get women. thus, men will naturally be funnier, especially to women.
^A darwinian theory of comedy.
I think men generally seem like better comedians, also better songwriters/musicians (although there are of course obvious exceptions in both cases)
What is humor? What makes people laugh? The ol' slipping on a banana peel shtick...is that funny if you're with a date? Does humor include sarcasm? Irony?
"You haven't just had an ice bath? Then why is your dick that size?"
"Did I leave my tweezers at your place last night?"
Humor might mask insecurities, as well...what if the laughing continues even with the lights on...?
Men (in social situations) are often expected to be funny...especially when trying to attract women.
In polls humor oten lies right behind stability (money) and looks when women are asked what they look for in a man.
Maybe it just seems as if men are funnier, because they're often trying so hard(?)
With that said, I find women (and gays) to be able to transcend into silliness and goof-ball behavior much easier than men, generally speaking.
Frederick Douglass: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both.
“Don’t believe them, don’t fear them, don’t ask
anything of them.”
"With that said, I find women (and gays) to be able to transcend into silliness and goof-ball behavior much easier than men, generally speaking."
LOL I agree, I didnt really think of that...silliness and giggles come easier for me in the company of girls
Short answer: yes. A generalization has been made based solely on gender and therefore it's sexist.
Racist: Black comedians are funnier than white comedians.
Nationalistic: English comedians are funnier than American comedians.
(I still can't figure out why people insist on equating racism to comments made about a nationality.)
The real question should be asking if these statements are inherently bad or are they simply conclusions based upon real-world observations. After a decade in the hospitality business, I will say with confidence that blacks like their steaks well done and served with A1 sauce. It's a racist stereotype but does that mean I'm a racist? Hell no homeboy!
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There are few problems in life that cannot be solved with toast.
One of them, however, is opening a can of corned beef with that stupid key. This cannot easily be done at the best of times, and toast is of surprisingly little use in resolving the issue.
True Blake. The implications are negative and more accurately convey the meaning. But I can be pedantic bugger and like the second definition best.
1: prejudice or discrimination based on sex ; especially : discrimination against women
2: behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex
Now I'm off for my stunt double scenes with Borat.
I would say the ratio of women to men comedians I've known in my time stands about 2:10 in favor of the men. The mark of a good comedian is that they can make up jokes about their own constituency as well as they can poke fun at others. Women tend to be less apt to do this than men and men comics tend to take things less personally and also be more apt to laugh at others jokes directed at them.