I’m sorry. I feel so bad to feel that way, but it actually is a relief to finally admit it. Whew. I know I’m not the first to say it, I know it’s just my opinion and others feel differently, it’s just that I really never wanted to admit it. Laughing is my favorite thing to do. I wanted to root for some girl power on this.
I have had to take this burden off my chest before in other areas. Hip hop for instance…Female artists just aren’t good.
There are exceptions. Lauryn Hill was a great hip hop lyricist. But that’s one in a million, and she’s long gone now. There is a new girl named Azealia Banks, and she is great. But again…she didn’t come along until 15 years after Lauryn Hill left the hip hop scene. Let’s face it. Women aren’t as good as men when it comes to hip hop. My top 50 hip hop artists has 3 women.
Comedy is the same. My top 100 stand up comics has one woman. (Maria Bamford*). Other women I have found funny in the past (Paula Poundstone) have been more of a hit or miss. They tell a couple jokes that make me chuckle. If a man comic offered only that, I would say he was a bad comic.
This threadreminded me of this topic. I swear to you, I thought I was being pranked. I thought people were linking to unfunny female comics on purpose, like trolling or something. I couldn’t believe they thought these women were funny. That Pam Stone link? I wanted to kill myself.
I want to clarify something, though. I’m really saying I don’t think standup comediennes are funny. I think women on t.v. shows are funny. Roseanne made me laugh and Golden Girls is my favorite sitcom of all time. So, I should restate…female stand up comics are not funny. There. I said it. I will hand in my feminist card now. I’m sure I never really deserved it anyway.
*Lots of people think I’m crazy for finding Bamford funny. I’m like, damn, if you take her from me, I have nothing left!