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:
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?— Molly McAleer
Just RTd a tweet written by a female comic. Yep, I’m one of the *good ones*.— Todd Barry
I’m less offended by Adam Corolla’s comments than I am super impressed that he came here in a time machine to speak to us from the 80’s.— Paula Pell
Wait, Adam Carolla, is he the one who did the voice of the parrot in Aladdin??? He makes me giggle.— Lena Dunham
Why are we ruining our perfect not caring what Adam Carolla thinks streak?— dave holmes
Adam Carolla’s death rattle sounds like the rusty church bells of a crumbling empire. Don’t listen to the old man, he’s already a ghost.— Julie Klausner
The bit about picking a “brother” for a B-ball team over “the guy w/ the yarmulke” may B more offensive than the #WomenArentFunny crap, Adam— yvette nicole brown
The biggest impact this whole Adam Carolla scandal has had is discovering 95% of people have no idea how to spell ‘Carolla’.— Jenny Johnson
Thank-you, Adam Corolla. Your terribleness gives all of us the opportunity to scream how NOT TERRIBLE we are!! YAY!— Neal Brennan
So does this mean Adam Carolla isn’t booking Letterman anymore?— Neal Brennan
You know what Adam Carolla said about women not being funny is bull, at a party last week I made him laugh three goddamn times.— kelly oxford
I thought Adam Carolla hated me turns out he just thought I was a woman.— Greg Behrendt
let’s all stop being sexist and just admit that PEOPLE aren’t funny.— Morgan Murphy
Hey Carolla - don’t think women are funny? Two words: ALLY. McBEAL.— billy eichner
Fuck you, Adam Carolla. JULIANNA MARGULIES = BARREL OF LAUGHS.— billy eichner
Adam Carolla must HATE Bunheads.— billy eichner
That’s it. I’m starting and gonna front an all-girl punk band called “The Man Show.”— Jen Kirkman
Gonna edit manuscript of my book in bed, up early for radio to plug a stand up gig, then off to my comedy writing job. #goodniteadamcarolla— Jen Kirkman
If adam corolla thinks women aren’t funny, I’d like my gas $ back frm driving 2 his garage on my nite off to do his podcast per his request.— Kathleen Madigan
I think all comics are funny, even adam carolla-actually-everyone has at least three good minutes—- Roseanne Barr
actually, a shout out to all funny male comics whom I love: every other guy comic except Adam Carolla— Roseanne Barr
Currently collating today’s 50,000 Twitter jokes about Adam Carolla by gender. Should be able to settle this shortly.— Ken Jennings