(Major adversity, we smother in smoked meats.) Given three adjectives to describe me, most of my female friends would list “funny” as one of them.
But I maybe make a man laugh once every other month.
On one hand, we live in the golden age of female comedy.
Tina Fey, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, and their ilk certainly aren’t the first women to have wildly popular TV shows based entirely around their own funniness.
They found the men’s punch-lines to be ever-so-slightly more clever—about .11 points more on a five-point scale., male participants also penned more amusing captions than women did.