At 1/2/12 04:57 AM, Gagsy wrote:
At 1/2/12 04:53 AM, JarlaxleArtemis wrote:
Hence the humor gap.I have heard a lot of rubbish in my time on these forums but that is up there alright amongst the best. Or worst, however you want to phrase it.
Now come on Gags. How many jokes do you find funny about stillbirth, or childbirth, or pregnancy? Is there anything less funny than someone carping on about their unborn baby? (Don't pretend to not know what I'm talking about here).
Obviously, there are women comediennes who are extraordinarily funny: Dawn French, Sarah Silverman and Jo Brand are three women who I laugh at. My premise is that stand-up routines are about filth, and plenty of it, it's what the punters want. The more jokes about one's own anatomy, the more jokes about getting fat, or other's misfortunes, the better.
Women, for some reason, dislike being regarded as fat, or decrepit, or decayed, and don't find it amusing. I find my body a cruel joke, but telling females that their body is a cruel joke is usually met with a slap.
Women who do comedy tend to play by men's rules, and tend to be more lesbian, more fat, more Jewish in their humor than, say, other women.
Your turn to argue; but I rest my case on that distinction in humor.