This is a bit tangential, but I don't see the point in emphasizing the differences between sexes. It strikes me as a divisive tactic that creates two separate camps, as opposed to creating an environment in which persons of either sex feel empowered to follow their interests irrespective of traditional expectations. Certainly there are more popular male comedians than there are female comedians, but we need not perpetuate the scenario by promoting the idea that women are incapable of being funny. There's a big difference between current abilities and the capacity to improve those abilities. Just my two cents.
The reason to emphasise the differences is because otherwise you place unattainable goals upon people. There's a reason that different sexes behave in different ways and it only hurts people to pretend that we should all act the same, why make people feel bad for something that comes naturally?
Now if we're going to do the 'different but equal' thing that means that we have to realise that sometimes a sex won't be as typically suited for a job. It happens, it's why there aren't as many men in the caring professions and why female groups and male groups solve the same problem in radically different ways. If we don't accept that there are differences then it's always going to be 'society keeping the women down' regardless of whether it really is or not, because we'll be too terrified of viewing the alternative explanation, that maybe most women CAN'T do something as well as most men.
OT: I've not seen many good female comedians but from what I've heard there are far less. I remember reading that comedy clubs try to give equal time to female comics despite there being less, so they're less picky about what comics they bring in.
To be fair, there are plenty of ideas about what men do better: like map-reading, parallell parking, room orientation tasks and so on.
It is just that these ideas are seen as sexist and outdated in the popular opinion. Who knows? Maybe these ideas are correct?
I've not seen them being considered 'outdated' in real life if I'm honest. I've only ever seen these ideas being challenged online, in the real world it seems to be considered common knowledge that the sexes aren't interchangeable.
To be honest I tend to prefer women as comic characters in a show rather than as stand-up comedians, I've seen a lot more funny women when they've got others to play off of.