Nearly five years after Christopher Hitchens’ now-infamous story in Vanity Fair and 14 years after Jerry Lewis spewed nonsense about why women just aren’t funny, Adam Carolla’s hopping on the bandwagon—or man-wagon, as it were. Carolla, who’s not coincidentally out promoting a new book, Not Taco Bell Material, told the New York Post, pantheon of fair and balanced journalism, that “dudes are funnier than chicks.”
Carolla said that while he doesn’t hate working with women. “They make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff,” he said. He also added, “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.'"
Carolla did say he thinks Sarah Silverman (who once dated Carolla’s Man Show co-host, Jimmy Kimmel), Tina Fey, and Kathy Griffin—all of whom would probably look pretty good on trampolines—are “super funny chicks.” However, some women, he argues, wouldn’t be funny enough to be on TV if they were men. “If Joy Behar or Sherri Shepherd was a dude, they’d be off TV,” he told the Post. “They’re not funny enough for dudes. What if Roseanne Barr was a dude? Think we’d know who she was?” Barr had no comment, as she was presumably off somewhere in Hawaii counting her money.