“Why We Keep Talking about Gender in Comedy”

Molly Knefel talks about a recent profile of Eddie Brill, the man who books acts for Late Night with David Letterman. “My main criticism lies with Brill’s statement about women, of course.  I’m not sure where the “women act like men” belief fits in with the other common explanations of why women aren’t funny, most of which cite an abundance of gynecologist and period jokes.  More importantly…what does it mean to act like a man?”

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