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Ministerdonut
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I have never met a female stand up who is funny. I've been to comedy club in the union and they just seem to do jokes about womens bodily functions, sex, men etc. I've seen some girls laugh out of some kind of sisterly connection but they certainly can't keep an audience like a man can.

Saying that I do know a few entertaining girls why they do not go into standup I don't know.
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Ninia Benjamins stand up is AMAZING. She's one of the best I've seen male or female.

But on the whole, I do enjoy male comedians more.

Women kinda have to be more inhibited with humour I think.
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As a female, I have come to the conclusion that there are different types of humour that attract different types of people. Namely, male or female.

I think of myself as quite the joker - even though I end up laughing with them (usually AT me).
When I am with my female friends and we start having a laugh at something I can confidently say that I have noticed that the males are either sitting there confused or starting a new conversation. This is usually because we're laughing at something stupid we've said or odd situations.

When with male friends, it's usually just laughing at something along the lines of disney porn or some lewd story linked to politics/music/relatives of other people - or the ones present. This, in turn does not really appeal to some of the females but does have more of a reaction from them than males listening to females.

As for getting everyone laughing - I usually just end up coming up with some really odd, completely random statement which makes people laugh. For example one day we were all eating lunch when I burst out with, "I can see Ben becoming an old man who watches child porn"... and after everyone starts chuckling and asking "WHAT?!" I develop into, "I can also see Jonathan being gay with Gordi and adopting a black child and then raping it in a Jonathan sandwich"...and so on. It's just completely meaningless and using typical lewd situations which somehow attracts both sexes.

This is probably why the guys see me as a guy and not a female.
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(Original post by Profesh)
My take, from a previous thread:
Here here! :yep:
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like many other things ... this is just another thing which they aint as good as us
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Women are funny, though - female comedians make me laugh just as much as any male one, and most of the 'funny' people I know in real life (the type who could easily go into stand-up if they wanted to) are female. In every-day life women make me laugh - in terms of banter etc. - as much as any of the men I know.
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I'm funny but more because of some of the comments I come out with and things I do.

Women just don't feel it to be necessary to make pervy and offensive jokes to make people laugh.
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Male funnies > female funnies :yep:
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(Original post by Dil-Emma)
As a female, I have come to the conclusion that there are different types of humour that attract different types of people. Namely, male or female.

I think of myself as quite the joker - even though I end up laughing with them (usually AT me).
When I am with my female friends and we start having a laugh at something I can confidently say that I have noticed that the males are either sitting there confused or starting a new conversation. This is usually because we're laughing at something stupid we've said or odd situations.

When with male friends, it's usually just laughing at something along the lines of disney porn or some lewd story linked to politics/music/relatives of other people - or the ones present. This, in turn does not really appeal to some of the females but does have more of a reaction from them than males listening to females.

As for getting everyone laughing - I usually just end up coming up with some really odd, completely random statement which makes people laugh. For example one day we were all eating lunch when I burst out with, "I can see Ben becoming an old man who watches child porn"... and after everyone starts chuckling and asking "WHAT?!" I develop into, "I can also see Jonathan being gay with Gordi and adopting a black child and then raping it in a Jonathan sandwich"...and so on. It's just completely meaningless and using typical lewd situations which somehow attracts both sexes.

This is probably why the guys see me as a guy and not a female.
:indiff: One of those, 'you had to be there' situations, right?
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Lotta rampant misogyny in this thread. Looks like some people are having problems getting laid. Women can be just as funny as men. Get out more and meet more funny women.
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Doesn't anyone else reckon that Job Brand (sp?) is ridiculously lewd? I no doubt have a limited experience in this, and shall thusly be trolled, but out of all the female comedians I've seen and all of the male ones; the females are much cruder. It seems that they mostly talk about vaginas and their stupid husbands (a massive generalisation, I submit, but it's still what I've noticed).

I've also noticed that males are more likely to concede to comedy from both genders view; for example Peter Kay, Robin Williams and Ross Noble. They're more likely to make jokes at their expense from a woman's point of view, or tell a joke specifically for females more regularly than leading stand-up women.

But can the issue really be evidenced with stand-up? Not all funny women and men become comedians, so that's probably not a very representative example. Someone on the previous page mentionned how women seemed to become more docile in a group of men; likely due to male status in society - traditionally the centre of attention.

I know a lot of girls who like to make a scene and be centre of attention; but to a degree she seems right, girls seem funnier by themselves more often than not. However, this brings up the question 'if a tree falls in a forest and no-one is there to hear it, did it ever actually fall at all?'


THINK ABOUT IT.


Also, what's with all this insulting of male humour as 'crude' and 'immature'?

A lot of it goes deeper than you could imagine.







*cough*that's what she said*cough*
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He's full of ****, but women really aren't funny. I know maybe two that are. Most just don't get it.
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(Original post by wallflower*)
I'm funny and i have a massive penis
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(Original post by Dil-Emma)
When with male friends, it's usually just laughing at something along the lines of disney porn or some lewd story linked to politics/music/relatives of other people - or the ones present. This, in turn does not really appeal to some of the females but does have more of a reaction from them than males listening to females.

As for getting everyone laughing - I usually just end up coming up with some really odd, completely random statement which makes people laugh. For example one day we were all eating lunch when I burst out with, "I can see Ben becoming an old man who watches child porn"... and after everyone starts chuckling and asking "WHAT?!" I develop into, "I can also see Jonathan being gay with Gordi and adopting a black child and then raping it in a Jonathan sandwich"...and so on. It's just completely meaningless and using typical lewd situations which somehow attracts both sexes.

How is that funny..?

They're probably laughing at you I'm afraid.
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(Original post by Dil-Emma)
I think of myself as quite the joker - even though I end up laughing with them (usually AT me).
When I am with my female friends and we start having a laugh at something I can confidently say that I have noticed that the males are either sitting there confused or starting a new conversation. This is usually because we're laughing at something stupid we've said or odd situations.
Exactly. Female humour, on the whole, is simply stupid or "so random LOlLZ", which is ****. And unattractive.
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TBH i think it depends in what sense you mean. i gotta admit, female stand ups just aren't funny. and you never have females hosting funny shows like Nevermind The Buzzcocks and Mock the Week. they are all male presenters, and they are funny.

but in real life, i find that generally my female friends make me laugh more than my male friends.

and i think that what a female can joke about is limited compared to what a male can joke about. If i make a joke about sex to some people who don't know me, they are all shocked and don't know how to react, however if a male were to do the same thing everyone would laugh and think he is hilarious. I think that gender stereotypes play a big part in humour. Women are still really expected to be the wilting flower who does as she is told, where as males are still meant to be the bigh macho man who knows it all and has been around.

People often tell me i am funny, i'm sarcastic and good at re-telling stories in a funny way. but it is also not to everyone's taste. i find males appreciate my humour more than females, which is probably because i'm sarcastic and joke about sex and stuff a lot which is what males are 'meant' to joke about while females are meant to be more concerned with the shoes they just bought.
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i have to say that most guys are funny....


thats the only way they get our attention lol
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(Original post by EskimoJo)
:indiff: One of those, 'you had to be there' situations, right?
That and I think you need to know me for it to be funny.
It was just the timing and the silence that occupied the space before.
Oh, you'll probably need to know the people I was talking about too...
So yes, you had to be there. :yes:
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Apart from Jo Brand, I can't think of a female stand up I like
She's no comedian.
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