TheEndlessSleep said:Okay, well that would make some sense. I live in Canada and there's only one or two comedy shows that actually show good comedians, and even on those you need to weed out the bad ones. Interestingly enough, a fair few of the good comedians shown in Canada are actually British.The Almighty Aardvark said:*snip* quote]
I don't know what country you're in but here in the UK they only tend to put the best on tv, or at least many more good than bad.
Also, I don't know who dane cook is...
It's just you. If you haven't been entertained by a female comedian, then it's because you are not their audience.Inchronica said:Seriously, I've yet to see one funny female comedian. I don't mean to sound sexist but, It's like they try too hard to compete with they're male counter part. Again, Don't get me wrong, I'm not sexist it's just the impression I get.
I applaud you sir for your very well thought out, scientific post.Jonluw said:It annoys me how this is supposed to be accepted with no basis at all. Every single cell in the female brain contains an x-chromosome instead of the y-chromosome males possess.michael87cn said:You realize women don't use their body to think, right? You also realize that the male and female brain are basically the same right?
Isn't it possible that this might cause some differences?
Everybody accepts that there are differences in men and women's bodies, but if you insinuate that there might be differences in their brains people look at you like a madman.
Guess what: the brain is a part of the body, and it's just reasonable that there would be some differences between the sexes. For instance, most women are attracted to men, and most men are attracted to women. Attraction is controlled by the brain, not the genitals, believe it or not.
Now, I'm not saying that a person is incapable of being a comedian because they happen to be a woman, but I'm guessing that if you pick a random woman, the chances of her being able to be a good comedian are lower than if she had been a man. There have been studies on it.
Like someone else said: it seems male comedians tend towards universal comedy that appeals to both sexes, while female comedians have a tendency to focus on female issues.
Personally, I have
never senn a female comedian that has made me laugh out loudWuups, scratch that. There have been instances where Linn Skåber has made me laugh.. I remember watching some John Oliver stand up show, and his first guest was a woman. It was horrible, and I imagined the audience only laughed out of a sense of duty. Then a man came on next, and he was just as bad. Really crappy show overall.
Unless you have no Chromosones or are in possession of both sets of genitals, you are biologically male or female.Verp said:I find it very strange that judging from the responses, people seem to be almost exclusively taking stand-up comedy into account when measuring humour. Hardly any individual stand-up comedians, male or female, have made a lasting impression on me but for example the best sketch comedy programmes I have seen have been female-lead or comprised of around equally many males and females.
Also, when it comes to ordinary people who aren't comedians, I admit that I do laugh at males more often than females, but a lot of the time I feel like I'm only laughing because I would feel rude not laughing when a person is trying so hard to make people laugh. While it's a close call, I think I know more fluently funny females than males.
For the record, I'm neither a man or a woman myself. While I can't claim to be unbiased, I'm not rooting for "my team" here.
Or do they?michael87cn said:X-chromosome brain cells don't prevent you from telling a joke.
Think on that for a moment and you'll see my post start to make sense.