So. I was on the internet and saw a link to a terrible article (read it here, if you must). It's from a Fox entertainment website and the gist is that 'these days' women in comedy have to be fuckable to be funny. I was going to compose a response, but then I was suddenly all like, pffft, why bother? Responding to stupid things on the internet is just shooting shitty fish in a splintery barrel. Lines like
"People are realising that you don't have to have a penis to tell a joke about one!"and
"For women, frump isn't funny any longer!"are so elbow-chewingly moronic, I could just cut-and-paste those bits and just point at them, silently waggling my eyebrows. See?
Anyway, if I took their point seriously, I might inadvertently confirm the suspicion that women don't have a proper sense of humour, like what men do. Being, as we are, merely handbag-obsessed, perfumed fleshpots; our frail bodies a bewildering mess of eggs, tubes and some kind of hideous female-specific bacteria that can only be relieved with special tummy yoghurt. Oh you men with your X-boxes! Pshaw!
The only way to respond to antagonism like this is either A) with relentless positivity or B) pretend not to understand the criticism at all, just do a big metaphorical trump on their leg and run away giggling. So in the spirit of option A, I say, yes, stupid article! Funny and sexy are NOT mutually exclusive! That is totally a new and startling observation, 'Entertainment Expert' Patrick Wanis is probably a worth-ful human being, and to spoonerise his name would be unjustifiably childish!
And maybe Watrick Panis hasn't seen any good comedy before, so, in the spirit of constructive criticism, here is my top five TOTALLY sexy, ACTUALLY funny Wimmin's comedy moments which are sexy because they're funny, and funny because they're sexy, and don't make other women feel horrible or devalue humanity in any way. (for obvious reasons, some of the links below are Not Safe For Work. Wowowwee!)
Not to mention Blanche Devereux, Samanatha Jones, Peg Bundy, Carla Tortelli, Roz Doyle, Marlo Manners, Elaine 'spongeworthy' Benes, and a ton more fictional but totally real female characters who were funny because they like sex, not funny despite being sex-likers, and not, crucially, sexy instead of being funny. And don't get me started on Miss Piggy, or Flossie the Sheep from Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Too Afraid to Ask, or the Cadbury's Caramel Bunny - females who, while not technically human, knew how to drive human men to fist-biting levels of frustration, while still being hilarious. Comedy goddesses all.
So in conclusion, OF COURSE sexy can be funny and funny can be sexy and you can be sexy despite being funny or because of it, or be plain funny without being overtly sexual, or the funny and sexy can sort of compliment each other like ham and pineapple or Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams, and women can do whatever they like, really, in whatever way works best for them, using whatever weapons they have in their comedic arsenal. Obviously. Goes without saying. Certainly we don't need dumb articles on the internet telling us it's okay. Except this dumb article, obv.
*Woah, did she really just throw a Slavoj Zizek impression into this article? Believe.
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