I don't take Adam Carolla saying women aren't funny seriously. He once told a caller on Loveline to eat a used tampon, y'know?
Here are the quotes he gave The Post in an interview, published yesterday:
The lesson you learned from a sexual harassment seminar was “Don’t hire chicks.” Do you hate working with women?
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. It’ll be awesome.”
The “are women funny” debate has grown very contentious. You’re not worried about reactions to this?
I don’t care. 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.
If Joy Behar or Sherri Shepherd was a dude, they’d be off TV. They’re not funny enough for dudes. What if Roseanne Barr was a dude? Think we’d know who she was? Honestly.
As someone who spent their teenage years listening to Loveline and took everything this man said as sage advice, this is particularly disgusting. So far, Carolla hasn’t said anything about the quote he gave to the Post, but he has updated his twitter several times about upcoming guests on his Podcast. Cool.
Do his comments about women’s inability to be funny — and how they luck into comedy writing jobs — offend you? Me, too. Never fear! The following hilarious comedians and internet personalities spoke out about his comments on their twitter yesterday: