By now you've read the Tweets/Facebook posts/smoke signals about Adam Carolla's recent comments to The New York Post in an interview to promote his new book. But let's summarize for those of you who just put down first and last month's rent for a comfy new spot under a rock. Carolla, the comedian famous for his time on Loveline, Crank Yankers, and *ahem* The Man Show, was asked, "The lesson you learned from a sexual harassment seminar was 'Don't hire chicks.' Do you hate working with women?"
Take it away, Adam!
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."
Later, he added:
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.
So to quote the extremely funny Amy Poehler during her SNL days, "REALLY?" Who are you hanging out with that you don't think women can be funny? We just finished watching a TV season full of successes that relied on individuals with two X chromosomes! Not only are the women below driving some of the funniest characters on TV today, but many of last season's most notable new shows were created by women—including New Girl (Liz Meriweather), Suburgatory (Emily Kapnek), and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (Nahnatchka Khan). So we think you ought to take a look at this gallery of funny ladies from the world of television who make us laugh more than you do. Hope those book sales go well after this interview, by the way.
Women on TV Who Are Funnier Than Adam Carolla (PHOTOS) Psst! Once you enter the viewer, you can navigate through the photos using your left and right arrow keys.
List your own favorite funny women in the comments!