Tomorrow night is the series finale of The Office, which has been slowly dying ever since Michael Scott quit Dunder Mifflin. But one latecomer character that has helped breathe some life into the series is Ellie Kemper, who has been playing receptionist Erin since 2009. Kemper just wrote a satirical piece for GQ titled "Can Men Be Funny?" The piece is perfect, but the comments section is filled with added value humor. Introducing, Throwawaycomment, first time commenter, long time bro.
"Made an account just to say this: Really poor concept for an article. So you're telling me that a woman doesn't usually find men funny? You mean like how the entire history of popular comedy has been completely dominated by male performers because the majority of the audience was men and men don't usually find women funny? How it is a sudden revelation that men and women find different things funny, and that the people who talk about the things they do find funny are really likely to be their own gender? And then, what, you decide to turn it into a dating advice article half-way through, then a switch to commenting on classical poetry? What?
In particular I have to take MAJOR offense to this particular statement: 'the truth is, there is no evolutionary cause for you to have to be funny.' Are you kidding me, really? [ed. note: YES SHE IS KIDDING YOU.] Have you never, ever met a male who wasn't really attractive, or have you just never paid attention to them? Because let me let YOU in on a little secret, those of us men who can't get ladies through looks alone (and that would be most of us) have had a serious evolutionary cause to develop other skills. It may not always be comedy, some men go for athletic or artistic ability or the tried and true giant bank account, but many of us spend a long time developing and honing our comedic skills as part of our attempt to attract a mate, and those that are smart about it develop comedy that women appreciate.
And seriously, 'men, God bless them, just aren't funny'? So: George Carlin, Richard Pryor, John Cleese, Lenny Bruce, just to name a few out of hundreds. Aren't funny? Huh, guess all of us fans must just be wrong then."
Yeah but Throwawaycomment she meant there are no current funny male comedians.