— Thu, Feb 1, 2007 —

Ever heard from someone that women aren't funny? Do you agree? I'm pretty ambivalent about the whole argument. Like, I think 30 Rock, which Tina Fey writes, is hilarious. But, when I watch it, I realize that I'm mainly laughing at all the male characters.

I'm thinking maybe Sarah Silverman might finally make me wholeheartedly believe women can be funny. Her new show premieres tonight on Comedy Central. Don't watch it if you don't like crude stuff. But, if you do, you'll probably enjoy it, and be surprised to find that you're laughing at someone with ovaries.

Above is a little taste of her comedy. Be sure to look out for the line, "When you clear your throat is it really disgusting? Does it go on for hours and miles?"

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Comments


No. 1
A FUNNY WOMAN says:

YOU ARE AN IDIOT, CORD.

February 1, 2007 6:25 PM
No. 2
Nick says:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus?

February 1, 2007 6:49 PM
No. 3
kat says:

Don't go down the SEXIST path, Cord--I don't find YOU or your remarks about WOMEN not being funny--Try Rita Rudner, Margaret Cho COMPLETELY cracks me up--Ellen in her stand-up days...Yes Cord, WOMEN can be funny--Gilda Radner!

February 1, 2007 6:52 PM
No. 4
grady gooey says:

Cord-

SS is as capable of humor as many Comedianes, but you missed the real story: she has sex with Jimmy Kimmel. That just makes her gross.

February 1, 2007 6:56 PM
No. 5
DirtyRottenGossip.com says:

Wow, that was even worse than I thought it would be. I bet you're fan of Dane Cook as well.

February 1, 2007 6:57 PM
No. 6
dana says:

for someone who seems so politically correct and forward thinking, your comments about women being funny is bizarre. another attempt at "prompting discussion" ??

February 1, 2007 7:04 PM
No. 7
Matthew says:

I think women are way funnier than men. They generally have a broader scope of humor in my observations in real life and on the screens both big and small.

February 1, 2007 7:10 PM
No. 8
Scrambled Ovaries says:

"laughing at something with ovaries"

hmm, bitter much?

You do realize how this blog became popular right? You do realize that you are riding on the coattails of a funny beast with ovaries.

February 1, 2007 7:18 PM
No. 9
Suzanne says:

That was so not funny. My boyfriend and his male friend thinks she is hilarious- I really don't see it. The other female comedians mentioned are pretty good.

February 1, 2007 7:18 PM
No. 10
t. says:

....the name of this site is MOLLYgood...started by a girl...she made it funny...pronoun: SHE. you're an ass.

February 1, 2007 7:24 PM
No. 11
Courtney says:

I will play devil's advocate here, because there is a sickness among female comediannes who feel like they have to do "woman" humor, or worse, "man" humor, and they just go overboard and too shocky and just aren't funny. I'm talking to you, Lisa Lampinelli. So in the world of standup, the men dominate. But the more alternative female comedians, like Mary Lyn Raujskaub (sp?) and Silverman in her standup, and most of the women in sketch comedy, they give the men a run for their money. They're just not as well known. So there's my opinion.

February 1, 2007 7:29 PM
No. 12
Shasta says:

yeah, what about Molly?

February 1, 2007 7:38 PM
No. 13
just some reader says:

i renig my accolades.

or maybe i just feel sorry that half the people around you don't amuse you. luckily, i know i'm funny as shit, so i don't have to get into pointing out funny ladies. too bad you haven't met us.

February 1, 2007 9:05 PM
No. 14
casey says:

Uh, hello? Have you not watched "Strangers With Candy"? Amy Sedaris is probably one of the funniest people alive. Women can absolutely be as funny, if not funnier, than men.

February 1, 2007 9:12 PM
No. 15
Laura says:

What the hell? Seriously, what a g'd ignorant statement. Just look at the aforementioned comedy geniuses (Tina Fey should NOT be put in any category with these women--she was the head writer during SNL's "sucky period"). Plus, COUNTLESS others. And, to echo the readers above, what about Molly? Yeah.

You remind me of a 1st year undergrad student--thinks he knows EVERYTHING and makes ridiculous generalized statements...

Well, to reach you on your level: DUMBASS!

February 1, 2007 9:25 PM
No. 16
Improve your Improv says:


No Cord, people have it all wrong.

The truth is, the uglier you are, the better the chances that you are funny. Women are more attractive than men, on the whole, and therefore less funny.

Fact. Just hasn't been proven yet.

February 1, 2007 9:37 PM
No. 17
Lilu says:

Sarah Silverman is attractive and she's wicked funny. "Improve your Improv" sounds a lot like Dwight from The Office.

Cord must be humiliated by his job. Taking over a vagina monologue and what not.

February 1, 2007 10:05 PM
No. 18
sidhedanu says:

That clip was not hilarious - it was dumb. Period. Women can be funny, but not that woman. Fuck Sarah Silverman.

February 1, 2007 10:21 PM
No. 19
celia says:

dayum you gals are sensitive. no wonder the Vanity Fair article claims that women are not funny. the responses in this thread are proof of that!!! look at all the knickers in a fricking twist. sheesh!!!

February 1, 2007 10:32 PM
No. 20
cockney says:

you birds are way too sensitive.
where's your sense of humor? don't ya see luv, that's your biggest obstacle?

February 1, 2007 10:36 PM
No. 21
Sara says:

Why does the clip go black at the end for like, 15 seconds? Lame.

February 1, 2007 10:46 PM
No. 22
vadge_patrol says:

Fuck, it's not sexist to say that there are more well-known funny male comedians than women. I agree with Courtney and Cord whole-hearedly, so what the fuck? I'm a woman and think a lot of female comedians SUCK. They almost always harp on the same shit, doing the whole "Hey, ladies, does your man do THIS?" hahaha (not) , and jokes about thin women or being overweight. It's LAME. Once in a while a really funny woman will come a long, like Amy Sedaris, who is just funny, and doesn't resort to that kind of crap.
Oh, and I don't think Sarah Silverman is funny, I think she's annoying.

February 2, 2007 12:00 AM
No. 23
383838 says:

dyke

February 2, 2007 12:28 AM
No. 24
lana says:

umm that just plain sucked. she only gets air time cuz she's banging kimmel.

February 2, 2007 12:41 AM
No. 25
Big Tuna says:

Jesus is Magic was only funny without the singing crap. Some ladies are funny, some aren't, some men are funny some aren't. There are very few really original people in the world, men or women. She's brutaly honest, which is refreshing. She just shouldn't sing. If you prefer testes to ovaries, that's your business, I won't judge you.

February 2, 2007 1:05 AM
No. 26
Bystander says:

Sarah Silverman has always struck me as a lezzie. I love her! She's so adorable, and she has huge balls.

February 2, 2007 1:33 AM
No. 27
dootdoot says:

Sarah Silverman is about the unfunniest person (man or woman) alive. Why Cord?! WHY?! Her voice annoys me, her delivery is lame, her sense of humor is infantile, and she's just...a douche. I hope her show goes down in flames.

February 2, 2007 1:49 AM
No. 28
SHUT UP says:

CORD, go suck a bag of dicks!!! That was a terrible and sexist remark toward women. SHAME ON YOU!!! You sorry ass cock smoking queer!

February 2, 2007 2:11 AM
No. 29
ParisIsTheNewHerpes says:

I laughed my ass off, yet I don't really think that was funny...

February 2, 2007 2:15 AM
No. 30
Ash says:

You don't find women funny? Well, I don't find your blogging funny or even mildly interesting. I am tempting to go visit PerezHilton right now. At least there is a glimmer of personality there.

You suck, Cord. Nice name - shouldn't you be on a rowing team somewhere? Eat shit.

February 2, 2007 2:45 AM
No. 31
bottleblonde says:

this person with ovaries says: you're a fucking idiot and this blog sucks now.

February 2, 2007 3:23 AM
No. 32
E says:

You people are ridiculous. I am a woman and I take absolutely no offense to what Cord wrote. If you are all so *effin* miserable, go read some other blog. Quite frankly I'm getting sick of reading all your crying and moaning. Go write your own blog if you could do such a damn better job.

Cord, I like your work. What you said wasn't sexist.

Get over it people. Seriously.

February 2, 2007 8:15 AM
No. 33
aGREES WITH "E" says:

i agree with "e". get off the damn computer ya freakin feminist. There are more important issuse you could waste your breath on other than Cord saying "something/someone with ovaries".

February 2, 2007 8:42 AM
No. 34
Lucy says:

It seems that none of you took the trouble to read the VF article, which is actually very interesting and makes the point that the reason women are "not funny" is the fact that they hold the power of procreation, which, frankly, is much more important than being funny anyway. Maybe you should've taken a moment to read the article before jumping to conclusions....

February 2, 2007 9:03 AM
No. 35
al says:

crucially, cord, molly was a lot funnier than you.

February 2, 2007 9:07 AM
No. 36
Kim says:

Sara Silverman is not funny. She is retarded. I get it you say obnoxious things and are valgur. i hate hate hate this woman. my bf better not make me watch this low brow crap.

February 2, 2007 9:38 AM
No. 37
Betty Ford says:

People calm the hell down! You are all to f'ing sensitive. Cord never said women were NOT funny! He was quoting an article where the question is analyzed (in Vanity Fair)....jeez. You girls are making us women look bad in your over the top, frenetic reactions to this. Poor Cord! Lets give him a break and a little room to breathe without jumping all over him. Go get a cocktail or take a nice bubble bath for God's sake! Enough with the freaking out!
Betty

February 2, 2007 9:48 AM
No. 38
Alycia says:

Sarah Silverman is not funny. There are plenty of other women I like better (Margaret Cho rocks my socks)... As a PP said, I think women are funnier in sketch comedy than stand-up.

Ladies - please calm down - read the fucking article first before you go male bashing. Telling Cord to suck dick and fuck off is childish.

February 2, 2007 9:54 AM
No. 39
Alycia says:

And, btw, whomever noted that they were going to go read Perez now - wtf? He IS a mysoginist. Every woman is a dyke, slut or whore to him AND he idolizes Paris. Wow - he really should lead the next women's movement, huh?

February 2, 2007 10:02 AM
No. 40
Wendy Wayrad says:

Woah.

Is EVERYBODY on their period right now?

February 2, 2007 10:25 AM
No. 41
Kitchy says:

Wow, apparently the reading comprehension skills have gone way down since Molly left. Or people are just pissed that a man's now writing for the site.

February 2, 2007 10:54 AM
No. 42
CactusHead says:

Women can be funny, but I think we can see that some don't have a sense of humor.....

From this woman, you're doing a great job, Cord.

Oh and for the record, my favorite part of the Sarah Silverman clip was when she over enunciated her "g" at the end of the song in the old folks home. It's the little things....

February 2, 2007 11:00 AM
No. 43
angela says:

I just read the article, and it was labeled "provocative" so, mission accomplished I guess, huh? Personally, I am more determined than ever to come up with jokes about episiotomies (the slicing of the taint) and nasty womanly body functions just to prove the author wrong. Although, I did know a nurse who complained that she hated working in labor and delivery because she didn't like so much twat getting on her shoes. I thought she was funny.

As a scientist though, the initial Stanford study was pretty flawed. It didn't quite follow the scientific method, there were too many variables.

February 2, 2007 11:03 AM
No. 44
then again says:

man or woman, you have to have suffered a bit in some way in order to be funny. that's how people cope. people who haven't suffered and try to be funny just come off as vain pricks.

maybe men just suffer more.

February 2, 2007 11:20 AM
No. 45
cordofrahab says:

PC has gone too far. One can't even question the innate differences between men and women without being labeling a mysogyinst? Bullocks! 40 years of feminist programming can't overcome basic biology.

Men and women's minds are as different as their bodies. We are not the same or interchangable. Perhaps women aren't as naturally funny. It may not make some women happy but that doesn't mean it may not be true. the ones who get angry at this comment reveal themselves to lack a sense of humor :-)


I always womder where the feminist outrage is at the discrimination in on the job deaths. men make up 95% of the the job fatalities. Where is the outcry that women are under-represented in coal mining, sewage plant work, high rise construction, crab fishing etc. Oh, wait tht's becaue women in general aren't as well suited to those jobs. cry all you want, but it's true :)

February 2, 2007 11:27 AM
No. 46
think says:

So if a woman is naturally funny, does that mean she has high levels of testosterone and that there is something physiologically wrong with her?

"funny" is too subjective to be measured. I think it comes down to women being much more inhibited then men. That is probably less biology, more culture.

February 2, 2007 11:33 AM
No. 47
jeannie says:

I think Sarah Silverman is freakin hilarious. That is probably one of my most favorite clips from Jesus is Magic, along with the hooker song, that shit cracks me up every time. I don't take offense to what Cord said at all, in fact i don't think he really stated an opinion beside "Sarah is funny". Either lighten up ladies, or go over to popsugar where everyone is nice and tame. Isn't that Molly's new home?

February 2, 2007 11:45 AM
No. 48
sexyback says:

Yeeeahhh... Most women get the rep for not being funny because they constantly tell their husbands/boyfriends "That's not funny." Men NEVER say that to their wives/girlfriends. So, for the most part I agree with the argument that most women don't have a great sense of humor. HOWEVER, it is totally possible for women to be as funny as or MORE FUNNY than men. Look, I'm a man... I read Mollygood because Molly lured me in with her cynism, humor, and wit (and I share her passion for the Olsen Twins???for other reasons). Anyway, I can guarantee my wife wouldn't think this post is funny or my response to it or most of you. But I love her. She just doesn't think things are as funny as i do.

So lighten up and untwist your panties.

February 2, 2007 12:25 PM
No. 49
Kate says:

LIGHTEN UP, LADIES! Whew! What a rant-fest THAT was!

Are you all aware that you're continuing the cycle by being so DAMN SENSITIVE and therefore totally missing any potential joke or hint of the humor?!

Welp Cord, that VF article was partially right... but only for a particular segment of the popultion, many of whom apparently read and comment on this blog!
Ha! Now that's funny!
kisses-KT

February 2, 2007 12:58 PM
No. 50
Erin says:

I agree with you women are not funny. I disagree with you on the Sarah Silverman thing. She is also not funny. And her voice is horrible, i want to pull out my hair whenever i hear her.

Carry on....

February 2, 2007 3:18 PM
No. 51
Charlotte Harlot says:

Cord, you are O.K. editor, possibly funny, and allegedly straight. The only thing I took offense to in your post is the fact that it mentioned Sarah Silverman. The only thing that she could perform that would be even mildly amusing (and this is only because it is slightly less tragic than whatever genetic deformity God has cursed her with) would be pushing back Jimmy Kimmel's lard curtains to get to his dick.

February 2, 2007 4:39 PM
No. 52
Rebekah says:

You aren't half as funny as Molly. This site has gone Blah. You use too many words and they don't have a zing quality to them.

February 2, 2007 5:07 PM
No. 53
Cord says:

I'll probably keep using a lot of words. I'll work on the zing, though.
Best,
Cord

February 2, 2007 6:05 PM
No. 54
KimmelsCockWarmer says:

Shame on you, Cord. Shame on you.

February 2, 2007 6:53 PM
No. 55
bettylafea says:

Regarding women aren't funny: I think that it's just not as accepted socially for a woman to be funny. Like in the Jim Carrey way or whatever. How many guys from SNL have become very successful actors? SO many, but the chicks? Jane Curtin had some sitcoms, and Tina Fey is starting to make a breakthrough, but with her it has more to do with writing, and she just happens to also be a TV actor. I guess Sarah Silverman is kind of breaking through in another way, and maybe some people will dig her fart jokes, and maybe others won't. I don't care either way about SS, but I gotta give her props for doing what she does.

February 2, 2007 7:28 PM
No. 56
Gil says:

not a funny show at all .... had high hopes then i watched this p.o.s. hope the next is better ....no chappelle thats for sure

February 2, 2007 7:45 PM
No. 57
I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR! GRAAAAWL! says:

Hell, I totally agree. I don't know where the hell Molly went, but your absolutely right. All the jokes women know are the ones about a mans penis being small, or how they're starting to have cramps durin menopause, or how good their man fucks the shit out of them. Then there is the douchebag jokes. Leave comedy to your superior alter ego: MAN.

...Carry on.

February 2, 2007 7:51 PM


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