“Are there funny women? Yes. Are there many funny women? No !” It’s what many people think, but it’s not true. The number of funny women at least is equal to the number of the funny men. Are there many funny men? it’s dependent on your views about being funny and funny people and your experiences. Without doubt, the number of the people that love hearing a joke and care about humor, is really large but the majority of them are women, not men ! We know that the men use the humor as a tool for attracting or deceiving the women ! Of course the number of female comedians and female humorists is less than the men, and it’s a funny paradox. In fact, this paradox have made doubts about the real number of funny women. But one of the funniest comedian and humorists, who is much more funnier than many funny men, is a woman: “Tina Fay“. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1992, Fey moved to Chicago to take classes at the improvisational comedy group The Second City, where she became a featured player in 1994.
Three years later, Fey became a writer for the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL) . She was promoted to the position of head writer in 1999. She is SNL’s first-ever female head writer. The following year, Fey was added to the cast of SNL. After leaving SNL in 2006, she created her own television series called 30 Rock, a situation comedy loosely based on her experiences at SNL . In the series, Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2004, Fey made her film debut as writer and co-star of the teen comedy Mean Girls, one of the best comedy films of 2000s . In 2009, Fey won an Emmy Award for her satirical portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a guest appearance on SNL. Tina Fay can be enough for proving this matter that the women could be the best comedians or humorists. As we said before the writer of the masterpiece “Kurt Vonneguts Commencement Address at MIT”, was not Vonneguts, it’s Mary Schmich, a funny woman
Some westerners’ comments about the issue of funny women and men are interesting: “I have worked in workplaces that are female dominated, and male dominated, and telling jokes and making each other laugh is far more commonplace in male workplaces. I imagine there are deep-rooted cultural reasons for this … My wife will read my horror, sci-fi, action thrillers, and Fantasy books. I’d rather chew on a shotgun than read her chick lit … I laughed quite a lot through Baby Mama and Mean Girls. both excellent films (Tina Fay’s movies) … we are a lot of funny women like Julia Davis, the cast of Ab Fab, Tina Fay, Shappi Khorsandi, Katherine Parkinson, Sally Philips, Amelia Bullmore, Janeane Garofalo, Jamie Lee Curtis, Daisy Donovan, Renee Zellweger, etc … I love “Bridget Jones Diary” and Renee Zellweger … I love “There’s Something About Mary” and Cameron Diaz … Vicky Cristina Barcelona was a funny film with strong female leads … I love “The Sweetest Thing” and Cameron Diaz, she was funny”