Before I began to write this, I googled “funny topics to write about”.
I did this because I am uncreative person who relies on the ideas of others.
What surprised me was that the number one “funny” topic on the website was “Women can’t be funny”. Seeing this invoked my inner Hillary Clinton or Susan B. Anthony or whichever feminist you wish to compare me to.
Obviously I was outraged. The idea that women can’t be funny is crazy; if I learned anything from my 10 years of watching Saturday Night Live, it would be that Kristen Wiig is hilarious and Justin Timberlake needs to stop writing songs about his…you know.
In days past, it used to be only ugly girls were funny, now it seems to be only good-looking female comediennes who can crack a laugh.
It used to be that when performing you wanted to look “comical”, much like Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy, but now, if you don’t have good looks and, of course, above a C-cup, it’s hard to even score spot at an open mic night.
While the comedy world isn’t 100% free of sexism, it’s pretty close.
That person who wrote that “women can’t be funny” topic isn’t really an outstanding model for the entire comedy world.
I mean that guy probably thinks “that’s what she said” jokes are hilarious and has based his entire sense of humor off South Park.