Four men, sitting in black leather chairs, smoking cigars in a studio with shelves with random alcohol bottles agreed that “comedy is inherently masculine” and that women that draw laughs are “emulating a man”. They also agreed that women aren’t funny unless they’re acting like dudes.
The conversation took place at a roundtable for the Daily Wire, the conservative news outlet headed by Ben Shapiro, who was also part of the discussion.
Daily Wire host claims "comedy is inherently masculine" and that women are only funny when they're "emulating a man" pic.twitter.com/dUCoS3BrEX
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) September 5, 2019
The men cite Roseanne Barr and Sarah Silverman as women who are very funny but only because they’re acting like men (even though they didn’t explain how).
One of the men also said that there are things that are “inherently feminine, and men can do them”, but he didn’t provide examples.
Shapiro chimed in to claim that “men purport to be invulnerable and humor is about vulnerability”, saying that his wife “laughs her lungs off” any time he hits his head, but he wouldn’t laugh if she hit her head.
One of the men also cited Norm MacDonald, saying that he makes a great observation that whenever you’re a kid and you hear a group of kids laughing and you’d run over there, there would never be a broad standing there.
Well, some of these responses from women are way funnier than Norm MacDonald (or any of these guys, for that matter) could ever be: