I think Matt is just jerking my chain here, but the other day he was enthusiastically endorsing the notion that men are funnier than women. First of all, I reject the premise; this is total bullshit. This isn't like with philosophy, where I say, "granted that relatively few women like to get into cock-swinging arguments about cashing out various metaphysical intuitions, what's the mechanism at work?". Here, I just straight up deny; women and men are funny in equal numbers--IRL.
Now, it's undeniably true that there are fewer professional female comedians. Let's think for 5 milliseconds about why this might be true. I don't know, maybe sexism? Sounds crazy that sexism could play a role in our modern-day society, but bear with me here. Ugly guys can get on TV, and into movies, if they're really funny. Ugly chicks can't, full. stop. I don't want to hear about Roseanne, because one swallow does not make a spring, and anyway, I see your Roseanne and raise you Drew Carey and Steven Wright. What's that? Can't stand the heat and you best get out of the kitchen. SAM KINISON! DANNY DEVITO!! Boo-ya! Seriously, just consider the make-up of the Seinfeld cast. Julia Louis-Drefuss is not the single hottest chick ever, but how does she stack up against the random female on the bus? Pretty hot. Meanwhile, that Kramer guy? Once again, IN YOUR FACE!! Could any woman as wonky-looking as Michael Richards ever be on a prime-time series? Oh, what's that sound...could it be crickets? Funny female crickets who are cracking everyone in the hedgerow up, but then they can't make the big-time because they wear a cricket size 8, the "fat girls" size? Yeah, that's what I thought.
OK Julian Elson, you better bump me back up or I'm coming to your house with a cream pie. Nothing cracks'em up like a pie.