Most people use a publicist to drum up PR for their book tour, but comedian Adam Carolla took matters into his own hands this week.
Adam made a highly controversial (and simply wrong) comment that men are funnier than women. The comic, who is promoting his memoir Not Taco Bell Material, gave an interview to the New York Post in which he claimed: "The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks." Say WHAT!?
When given a chance to retract his statement, Adam only dug his own grave further. "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," he said. 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."
Not only are Adam's statements infuriating, they're just plain wrong. Women are dominating the comedy and television industries right now, and it's infuriating that he can get away with casually saying such sexist remarks. Fortunately, the Twitter-sphere did not take this sitting down (well, generally you sit down while tweeting, but still...)
Adam started trending yesterday afternoon and some hilarious jokes were made by comedians -- male and female alike -- about the pure absurdity of his statement.
"Wait, Adam Carolla, is he the one who did the voice of the parrot in Aladdin??? He makes me giggle," tweeted HBO Girls writer and star Lena Dunham.
"Adam Carolla saying women aren't funny is like cancer saying women aren't funny," tweeted comedian John Ross Bowie.
"Why are we ruining our perfect not caring what Adam Carolla thinks streak?," tweeted comedian Dave Holmes.
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