NY Post - The lesson you learned from a sexual harassment seminar was “Don’t hire chicks.” Do you hate working with women?
No. But they make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff. The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I’m just gonna tell her, “Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they’ll have to hire you, they can’t really fire you, and you don’t have to produce that much. It’ll be awesome.”
The “are women funny” debate has grown very contentious. You’re not worried about reactions to this?
I don’t care. When you’re picking a basketball team, you’ll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you’re playing the odds. When it comes to comedy, of course there’s Sarah Silverman, Tina Fey, Kathy Griffin — super-funny chicks. But if you’re playing the odds? No.
If Joy Behar or Sherri Shepherd was a dude, they’d be off TV. They’re not funny enough for dudes. What if Roseanne Barr was a dude? Think we’d know who she was? Honestly.
What more do you want the dude to say? He admitted that there are some super funny chicks out there, just that the majority of girls are not funny. If you can’t admit that, you’re just lying to yourself. For every one Tina Fey there’s a billion chicks who just aren’t funny. For every Julia Louis Dreyfuss there’s a Lisa Lampanelli or a Whitney Cummings who just talk about black dicks and try to get cheap laughs. Adam Carolla did nothing but tell the truth. Fuck, the few chicks who are funny will flat out tell you that most girls aren’t funny. Yes, its a generalization. But when Adam Carolla is talking about “playing the odds” of picking funny guys or funny girls, he’s speaking generally. So whats the big deal?
The better analogy would have been black dudes playing hockey. Sure there are a handful of guys who are really good. But overall black dudes ain’t good at hockey. Black dudes will be you the first to tell you that. Sure its insensitive and blunt closed minded to think that way, but its true. So when a dude like Adam Carolla, who’s made a living off of being blunt about the truth, tells it like it is, I don’t think we need all the uproar.
Plus I don’t even know why girls would give a shit. Being funny is hard. All the broads get a free pass. Nobody expects shit from you. Just sit there and be pretty and wait for some dude to come up to you and try to make you laugh with a routine like some sort of goddam court jester. Chicks’ entire lives is just sitting around getting to laugh at jokes without ever having to tell one. It would be like guys getting mad for someone saying they aren’t good at doing make up. We don’t need to do it so why would we be good at it?