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2012-04-03 10:37:50 AM  
Mr. President, we cannot allow a vagina gap!
 
2012-04-03 10:42:36 AM  
We could always open the Strategic Vagina Reserve.
 
2012-04-03 10:42:45 AM  
I don't know about sitcoms, but I'm pretty sure there are now more lady cops on TV than there are in real life.
 
2012-04-03 10:46:04 AM  

skepticultist: I don't know about sitcoms, but I'm pretty sure there are now more lady cops on TV than there are in real life.


Seriously I'm so tired of, "Cop show, followed by doctor show, followed by lawyer show."

Find a new occupation to make a television show about.
 
2012-04-03 10:48:28 AM  
I'm an equal opportunist, hell, woman are better than men at a lot of things. But comedy isn't one of them. Every time a female stand up comic comes to the stage, you know it's going to be all dating and how men suck. Same way a black comedian comes out and you know they gotta mention their color and "how white people do". At least men mix it up, people don't mix up Cheech and Chong shtick with Ralphie May, Richard Jeni was completely different from Mitch Hedberg, John Pinette from Davide Brenner.

Wanda Sykes is probably the only funny one I can think of.
 
2012-04-03 10:49:40 AM  
FTFA: Unfortunately, he didn't stop there.
 
2012-04-03 10:52:37 AM  
Peak at what now?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-03 10:52:43 AM  

hbk72777: I'm an equal opportunist, hell, woman are better than men at a lot of things. But comedy isn't one of them. Every time a female stand up comic comes to the stage, you know it's going to be all dating and how men suck. Same way a black comedian comes out and you know they gotta mention their color and "how white people do". At least men mix it up, people don't mix up Cheech and Chong shtick with Ralphie May, Richard Jeni was completely different from Mitch Hedberg, John Pinette from Davide Brenner.

Wanda Sykes is probably the only funny one I can think of.


Love Wanda Sykes. My problem with most women comediennes is that a lot of time to break out they resort to overly crass/blue comedy so they can stand out. Most of the time, if they were funny enough they wouldn't need it.
 
2012-04-03 10:54:20 AM  
What the fark was I just reading?
 
2012-04-03 10:59:51 AM  

Treygreen13: We could always open the Strategic Vagina Reserve.


We would be better off investing in alternative, sustainable vagina.
 
2012-04-03 10:59:54 AM  
I'd rather have a talking vagina on my forehead than watch his show.
 
2012-04-03 11:02:53 AM  
I don't think they're allowed to show labia saturation on television.

hbk72777: I'm an equal opportunist, hell, woman are better than men at a lot of things. But comedy isn't one of them. Every time a female stand up comic comes to the stage, you know it's going to be all dating and how men suck


I'm gonna go with Hitchens on this one. Women don't have to be funny to attract men. On the other hand men who can make women laugh are going to do well in that department. Just think how often women list "sense of humor" as a primary characteristic they look for in a guy. How often do men list the same for women?

That's a pretty powerful incentive for men to be funny and I don't know if there's a corresponding incentive for women.
 
2012-04-03 11:03:20 AM  
Too many women on TV? I guess it depends on how they're dressed.
 
2012-04-03 11:03:37 AM  

Time Traveling Bunnies: hbk72777: I'm an equal opportunist, hell, woman are better than men at a lot of things. But comedy isn't one of them. Every time a female stand up comic comes to the stage, you know it's going to be all dating and how men suck. Same way a black comedian comes out and you know they gotta mention their color and "how white people do". At least men mix it up, people don't mix up Cheech and Chong shtick with Ralphie May, Richard Jeni was completely different from Mitch Hedberg, John Pinette from Davide Brenner.

Wanda Sykes is probably the only funny one I can think of.

Love Wanda Sykes. My problem with most women comediennes is that a lot of time to break out they resort to overly crass/blue comedy so they can stand out. Most of the time, if they were funny enough they wouldn't need it.


Maria Bamford is one of those who are funny and didn't go totally crass/blue. Only one I can think of off the top o' my head.
 
2012-04-03 11:10:53 AM  

Angry Buddha: Time Traveling Bunnies: hbk72777: I'm an equal opportunist, hell, woman are better than men at a lot of things. But comedy isn't one of them. Every time a female stand up comic comes to the stage, you know it's going to be all dating and how men suck. Same way a black comedian comes out and you know they gotta mention their color and "how white people do". At least men mix it up, people don't mix up Cheech and Chong shtick with Ralphie May, Richard Jeni was completely different from Mitch Hedberg, John Pinette from Davide Brenner.

Wanda Sykes is probably the only funny one I can think of.

Love Wanda Sykes. My problem with most women comediennes is that a lot of time to break out they resort to overly crass/blue comedy so they can stand out. Most of the time, if they were funny enough they wouldn't need it.

Maria Bamford is one of those who are funny and didn't go totally crass/blue. Only one I can think of off the top o' my head.


I saw Tig Notaro live once, she did very well.
www.es.tv

"Tig, remember when you were a little boy?"
 
2012-04-03 11:12:49 AM  

hstein3: Treygreen13: We could always open the Strategic Vagina Reserve.

We would be better off investing in alternative, sustainable vagina.


We need to stop fracking and commit to renewable sources of vagina immediately. We can no longer afford the political and environmental costs associated with CO2 laden fossilized vagina.
 
2012-04-03 11:15:12 AM  

Baryogenesis: hstein3: Treygreen13: We could always open the Strategic Vagina Reserve.

We would be better off investing in alternative, sustainable vagina.

We need to stop fracking and commit to renewable sources of vagina immediately. We can no longer afford the political and environmental costs associated with CO2 laden fossilized vagina.


I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
 
2012-04-03 11:20:26 AM  

Angry Buddha: Maria Bamford is one of those who are funny and didn't go totally crass/blue.


I dunno, heard her sister says she's filthy.
 
2012-04-03 11:20:52 AM  

Treygreen13: Angry Buddha: Time Traveling Bunnies: hbk72777: I'm an equal opportunist, hell, woman are better than men at a lot of things. But comedy isn't one of them. Every time a female stand up comic comes to the stage, you know it's going to be all dating and how men suck. Same way a black comedian comes out and you know they gotta mention their color and "how white people do". At least men mix it up, people don't mix up Cheech and Chong shtick with Ralphie May, Richard Jeni was completely different from Mitch Hedberg, John Pinette from Davide Brenner.

Wanda Sykes is probably the only funny one I can think of.

Love Wanda Sykes. My problem with most women comediennes is that a lot of time to break out they resort to overly crass/blue comedy so they can stand out. Most of the time, if they were funny enough they wouldn't need it.

Maria Bamford is one of those who are funny and didn't go totally crass/blue. Only one I can think of off the top o' my head.

I saw Tig Notaro live once, she did very well.
[www.es.tv image 640x469]

"Tig, remember when you were a little boy?"


Thanks, I'll check him out.
 
2012-04-03 11:21:53 AM  
This is sure to cause a flap.
 
2012-04-03 11:24:22 AM  
Now that Charlie isn't helping the rating this guy had to try something.
 
2012-04-03 11:26:17 AM  
I was under the impression that "labia saturation" was a good thing.
 
2012-04-03 11:29:05 AM  
I don't know how much of that 30 rock show that tina fey is responsible for, but it's infinitely funnier that 2 and a half men. so, depending upon her involvement with that show, i guess that means that this guy is worse than the demographic that he thinks is genetically handicapped from being funny.
 
2012-04-03 11:30:03 AM  
We're missing the opportunity to all gripe about how terrible Whitney Cummings is at humour.
 
2012-04-03 11:37:49 AM  
If you're looking for a comedienne that doesn't resort to dating or crass humor, Lisa Lampanelli is a good example. Lots of fresh material that has some thought behind it and isn't just a bunch of sexist, racist, or homophobic slurs.
 
2012-04-03 11:40:00 AM  

Treygreen13: Find a new occupation to make a television show about.


I've been pitching a real life drama about an engineering department. I don't mean a Dilbert or Office Space I mean a real gritty drama about what it is like to be a regular engineer. I figure the whole second season could involve ISO certification.
 
2012-04-03 11:43:07 AM  

animal900: If you're looking for a comedienne that doesn't resort to dating or crass humor, Lisa Lampanelli is a good example. Lots of fresh material that has some thought behind it and isn't just a bunch of sexist, racist, or homophobic slurs.


wat
 
2012-04-03 11:46:14 AM  

Baryogenesis: I'm gonna go with Hitchens on this one. Women don't have to be funny to attract men. On the other hand men who can make women laugh are going to do well in that department. Just think how often women list "sense of humor" as a primary characteristic they look for in a guy. How often do men list the same for women?

That's a pretty powerful incentive for men to be funny and I don't know if there's a corresponding incentive for women.


Rob Schneider (of all people) said something good on that subject, along the lines of "Women always say they a funny guy, a guy with a sense of humor, a guy who can make them laugh. I think this is bullshiat, because I know plenty of funny fat guys that ain't getting laid!"
 
2012-04-03 11:46:28 AM  
What needs to be done is something ground breaking! A show that involves a man and a woman. They would have some vastly different character quirks, with the woman generally being the smart, together one and the man generally a farking jack-off without a clue. Man can get into all kind of hi-jinks based on being an idiot and leaping to conclusions, woman ends up fixing things and figuring out problems all while giving her man that "you're such a dumb douche, but you're my dumb douche' look of love. It would work in almost any setting. Married life, law firms, hospitals, police stations, excaped prisoner hunters, forensic labs, etc. The list goes on. What would make this new formula even newer and unique would be to have the male/female lead not even a couple at first. The woman is stand-offish and annoyed by the man's stupidity while the man acts up even more to convince her that despite being unequal to her in every level a person can be to another person that she should love him anyway. After a couple of tense seasons they finally get together. Network and cable all need to include something like this in their lineups. There is a shortage of shows based on this.
 
2012-04-03 11:46:39 AM  

animal900: If you're looking for a comedienne that doesn't resort to dating or crass humor, Lisa Lampanelli is a good example. Lots of fresh material that has some thought behind it and isn't just a bunch of sexist, racist, or homophobic slurs.


img545.imageshack.us
 
2012-04-03 11:47:50 AM  
Now, see, if we mention "bikini" in the headline, we get a bikini thread, but here - nothing?
 
2012-04-03 11:49:14 AM  

Cheron: Treygreen13: Find a new occupation to make a television show about.

I've been pitching a real life drama about an engineering department. I don't mean a Dilbert or Office Space I mean a real gritty drama about what it is like to be a regular engineer. I figure the whole second season could involve ISO certification.


Or how about a show covering the life of a modern scientist?

"OK, time to slam out this grant proposal."
*typing*
*typing*
*typing*
[8 hours later]
"Finished! Now to email this to the grant office..."
[email comes back, "Budget 12 cents off. Redo"]
"Son of a biatch!"
 
2012-04-03 11:50:59 AM  

exploding pork: I was under the impression that "labia saturation" was a good thing.


It can lead to some unpleasant precipitate.
 
2012-04-03 11:51:13 AM  

Treygreen13: animal900: If you're looking for a comedienne that doesn't resort to dating or crass humor, Lisa Lampanelli is a good example. Lots of fresh material that has some thought behind it and isn't just a bunch of sexist, racist, or homophobic slurs.

wat


Every bit is a repackaging of "I love black cock."
 
2012-04-03 11:52:32 AM  

Mentat: Cheron: Treygreen13: Find a new occupation to make a television show about.

I've been pitching a real life drama about an engineering department. I don't mean a Dilbert or Office Space I mean a real gritty drama about what it is like to be a regular engineer. I figure the whole second season could involve ISO certification.

Or how about a show covering the life of a modern scientist?

"OK, time to slam out this grant proposal."
*typing*
*typing*
*typing*
[8 hours later]
"Finished! Now to email this to the grant office..."
[email comes back, "Budget 12 cents off. Redo"]
"Son of a biatch!"


Or the life of the farker.

*type type type*
*type type type*
"Oh man, this guy is a troll."
*type type type*

But seriously, two of the best shows on TV right now are about an Ad Executive and a Chemistry Teacher. Good writing makes a story interesting, not the specific occupation.
 
2012-04-03 11:55:21 AM  

Treygreen13: ut seriously, two of the best shows on TV right now are about an Ad Executive and a Chemistry Teacher Car Wash Owner. Good writing makes a story interesting, not the specific occupation.

 
2012-04-03 11:55:49 AM  
It all started with Charlie's Angels..........
 
2012-04-03 12:03:14 PM  

Treygreen13: skepticultist: I don't know about sitcoms, but I'm pretty sure there are now more lady cops on TV than there are in real life.

Seriously I'm so tired of, "Cop show, followed by doctor show, followed by lawyer show."

Find a new occupation to make a television show about.


The world of Certified Public Accounting is underrepresented on television. Think about it- you could have an independent CPA who is on the run after exposing corruption at some giant, Arthur Andersen-type firm. He (or indeed, she) could have friends and connections in high places. Perhaps a cousin or an old friend who now crunches numbers for the IRS or the SEC. The firm would keep sending goons after our protagonist, but our hero would fight back- yes, fight corruption with the power of double-entry bookkeeping!

I'm all about this. I think this could work.
 
2012-04-03 12:08:00 PM  

skepticultist: I don't know about sitcoms, but I'm pretty sure there are now more lady cops on TV than there are in real life.


With the exception of L&O:SVU and the various CSIs, they all seem to be about "It's a cop who is also a lady!"
 
2012-04-03 12:12:26 PM  
Remember when women had a sense of humor? Me neither.
 
2012-04-03 12:27:55 PM  

hbk72777: I'm an equal opportunist, hell, woman are better than men at a lot of things. But comedy isn't one of them. Every time a female stand up comic comes to the stage, you know it's going to be all dating and how men suck. Same way a black comedian comes out and you know they gotta mention their color and "how white people do". At least men mix it up, people don't mix up Cheech and Chong shtick with Ralphie May, Richard Jeni was completely different from Mitch Hedberg, John Pinette from Davide Brenner.

Wanda Sykes is probably the only funny one I can think of.


This is such crap. Women have been funny as hell in all venues of comedy for as long as people have been laughing, they just haven't gotten recognition for it. Gracie Allen was a great comedienne. Anne Bancroft is half of why Mel Brooks has done so well. Tina Fey is a farking genius, and Amy Pohler only a little bit behind. The list goes on: Madeline Kahn. Lucille Ball. Kristen Schall. Maria Bamford. Lily Tomlin. Kathleen Madigan. Take off the blinders.
 
2012-04-03 01:05:04 PM  

calm like a bomb: hbk72777: I'm an equal opportunist, hell, woman are better than men at a lot of things. But comedy isn't one of them. Every time a female stand up comic comes to the stage, you know it's going to be all dating and how men suck. Same way a black comedian comes out and you know they gotta mention their color and "how white people do". At least men mix it up, people don't mix up Cheech and Chong shtick with Ralphie May, Richard Jeni was completely different from Mitch Hedberg, John Pinette from Davide Brenner.

Wanda Sykes is probably the only funny one I can think of.

This is such crap. Women have been funny as hell in all venues of comedy for as long as people have been laughing, they just haven't gotten recognition for it. Gracie Allen was a great comedienne. Anne Bancroft is half of why Mel Brooks has done so well. Tina Fey is a farking genius, and Amy Pohler only a little bit behind. The list goes on: Madeline Kahn. Lucille Ball. Kristen Schall. Maria Bamford. Lily Tomlin. Kathleen Madigan. Take off the blinders.


But but but . . . those women aren't all spineless, vapid, china dolls of the type that desperately insecure men are attracted to. Ergo they don't count as real women, duh.
 
2012-04-03 01:09:10 PM  
Head out to YouTube and browse for "we like them girls" (contains NSFW language) it is the one with the Lego dudes but don't be fooled by that, it is not for kids...
 
2012-04-03 01:31:51 PM  

calm like a bomb: This is such crap. Women have been funny as hell in all venues of comedy for as long as people have been laughing, they just haven't gotten recognition for it. Gracie Allen was a great comedienne. Anne Bancroft is half of why Mel Brooks has done so well. Tina Fey is a farking genius, and Amy Pohler only a little bit behind. The list goes on: Madeline Kahn. Lucille Ball. Kristen Schall. Maria Bamford. Lily Tomlin. Kathleen Madigan. Take off the blinders.


There have certainly been many funny women, but in general men are typically funnier. Watching random stand-up routines, even the guys that are rather bad I'll still get a few little chuckles out of. On the other hand, I don't even get those chuckles from watching a the good majority of the women. Even in real life, most men I know are much more funny than most women I know. It's not necessarily crude humor, but funny observations, quick wit, etc.

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: The world of Certified Public Accounting is underrepresented on television. Think about it- you could have an independent CPA who is on the run after exposing corruption at some giant, Arthur Andersen-type firm. He (or indeed, she) could have friends and connections in high places. Perhaps a cousin or an old friend who now crunches numbers for the IRS or the SEC. The firm would keep sending goons after our protagonist, but our hero would fight back- yes, fight corruption with the power of double-entry bookkeeping!

I'm all about this. I think this could work.


Because there is nobody more interesting than an accountant.
 
2012-04-03 02:01:37 PM  

Cheron: Treygreen13: Find a new occupation to make a television show about.

I've been pitching a real life drama about an engineering department. I don't mean a Dilbert or Office Space I mean a real gritty drama about what it is like to be a regular engineer. I figure the whole second season could involve ISO certification.


If it is anything like going to school to be an engineer, everyone hates each other until they get drunk. Then, poor life choices occur. This only serves to propogate the hate.
 
2012-04-03 02:34:11 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: Cheron: Treygreen13: Find a new occupation to make a television show about.

I've been pitching a real life drama about an engineering department. I don't mean a Dilbert or Office Space I mean a real gritty drama about what it is like to be a regular engineer. I figure the whole second season could involve ISO certification.

If it is anything like going to school to be an engineer, everyone hates each other until they get drunk. Then, poor life choices occur. This only serves to propogate the hate.


Sort of like:
images.zap2it.com
 
2012-04-03 02:37:21 PM  

animal900: If you're looking for a comedienne that doesn't resort to dating or crass humor, Lisa Lampanelli is a good example. Lots of fresh material that has some thought behind it and isn't just a bunch of sexist, racist, or homophobic slurs.


Huh?

Lampanelli's whole act is crass insults and her bragging about how many cocks she's had in her.
 
2012-04-03 03:16:54 PM  
Wow, that was possibly one of the deuschiest things I've read in awhile (although that average woman complaining about being hot is a close second).

While I think on average there are more funny men than women (at least in terms of fame and recognition), that doesn't mean women can't be funny. However, funny women are few and far between, but that could be more about the fact that there are less women who pursue comedy.

If you're looking for a funny female comedian, check out Amy Schumer.
 
2012-04-03 03:17:19 PM  
This article vaguely reminds me of another article posted here a while back that argued there were too many tv shows aimed at girls but not for boys.
 
2012-04-03 03:41:35 PM  

Treygreen13: Mentat: Cheron: Treygreen13: Find a new occupation to make a television show about.

I've been pitching a real life drama about an engineering department. I don't mean a Dilbert or Office Space I mean a real gritty drama about what it is like to be a regular engineer. I figure the whole second season could involve ISO certification.

Or how about a show covering the life of a modern scientist?

"OK, time to slam out this grant proposal."
*typing*
*typing*
*typing*
[8 hours later]
"Finished! Now to email this to the grant office..."
[email comes back, "Budget 12 cents off. Redo"]
"Son of a biatch!"

Or the life of the farker.

*type type type*
*type type type*
"Oh man, this guy is a troll."
*type type type*

But seriously, two of the best shows on TV right now are about an Ad Executive and a Chemistry Teacher. Good writing makes a story interesting, not the specific occupation.


Do you guys seriously think that we need more, "Look what I do for a living" shows?

Swamp People
Shipping Wars
Storage Wars
Storage Wars: Texas
Ice Road Truckers
Long Island Medium
NY Ink
LA Ink
Cake Boss
Pitt Bulls and Parolees

...should I go on?
 
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