Josephine and Daphne, Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire and Tootsie agree: Women are funner than men.
It's no secret that men continue to dominate the world of late-night TV, comedy films and stand-up clubs. To determine what's behind an enduring gender gap in comedy, we asked leading female comedians to answer this question:
Are men really funnier than women?
Here's what they had to say.
Read our editors' take on the gender gap in comedy here.
A lot of people are simply content staying in the narrow-minded world they’ve created for themselves.
Comedy is about taking the woes of life and laughing at them—and emotions are genderless.
Every argument about women not being funny can be easily debunked.
Apparently, “Are men funnier than women?” is an actual topic people actually discuss.
Sexiness is a significant roadblock in women being taken seriously as funny.
At the heart of this issue is that what we've culturally deemed to be "feminine" is at odds with how funny works.