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The World Vs. Adam Carolla's Misogyny

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Adam Carolla rejected for women comedy comments

They say all publicity is good publicity, but we're not so sure about that right now. We actually think this guy's going to lose a lot of money after this stunt.

Adam Carolla decided to tell a New York Post reporter that, compared to men, women stink at comedy. While promoting his book No Taco Bell Material, the former Man Show host was asked if he hated working with women and answered:

"No. But they make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they're always the least funny on the writing staff. The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I'm just gonna tell her, 'Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they'll have to hire you, they can't really fire you, and you don't have to produce that much. It'll be awesome.'"

Carolla stood by his statement and proceeded to compare selecting comedy writers to picking players for a basketball team by saying:

"When you're picking a basketball team, you'll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you're playing the odds. When it comes to comedy, of course there's Sarah Silverman, Tina Fey, Kathy Griffin—super-funny chicks. But if you're playing the odds? No."

To top things off, the comedian was unapologetic for bashing the LGBT community on stage and told the ladies of The Talk on Tuesday that "nice doesn't get laughs." Using the excuse that he's just a comedian, he continued:

"Nice doesn't get laughs, especially on stage, that's what I'm saying…When did we start holding comedians up to the level of politicians and school teachers? We're comedians. We're supposed to say these things."

If that's how he feels, then we guess nobody has to be nice to him in return. He's currently facing major backlash for his comments and not just from us either. Girls creator Lena Dunham snapped back with a tweet reading:

"Wait, Adam Carolla, is he the one who did the voice of the parrot in Aladdin??? He makes me giggle."

Writer and TV news producer Jenny Johnson took to Twitter to write:

"The biggest impact this whole Adam Carolla scandal has had is discovering 95% of people have no idea how to spell 'Carolla.'"

Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto delivered this delicious burn:

"In an ironic twist, 'women aren't funny' ranked number one funniest thing Adam Carolla has ever said."

LOL! Sorry Adam, but we think those digs from female critics were pretty funny. Guess your theory is just a bunch of bullshizz after all!

Those were only a few of the MANY examples of people speaking out against Carolla's misogynistic perspective on comedy, but let us know what U think (below)!

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48 comments to “The World Vs. Adam Carolla's Misogyny”

  1. TEMPE says – reply to this


    I Aam, he's so UN-PC, guys got balls and ain't afraid to say shit. Kudo's Adam !

  2. 2

    I stopped listening to Adam years ago. It's pretty much all recycled material. I've heard the same stories over and over again. He's funny, but not funny enough for me to listen to him, especially when there are so many GOOD podcast shows out there.

  3. Kirk2000 says – reply to this


    He's 100% right. Girls sucks and Lena Dunham is painfully unfunny. BTW, your girl Margaret Cho, she is an atrociously unfunny "comedian." And Jenny Johnson is a news producer, that's not a comedian. Let's hear responses from famous people who are actually funny, not an untalented hack, a news producer, and someone who draws a web comic. Chelsea Handler doesn't count either.

  4. Evita says – reply to this


    He only speaks the truth, and we all know it. He name-dropped the only funny female writers/performers I know (Silverman and Fey).

  5. Tanya says – reply to this


    Get it on, got to get it on, no choice but to get it on Man date Get it on! Love Ace Man, but I Bet Allison is PISSED! "lets leave the joking to Adam" He's right, we ARE a bunch of pansies. He is a comedian, who cares, get over it. If you dont like his humour, dont listen. He isnt hurting anyone!

  6. kathy says – reply to this


    Perez you seem to forget when you were up and coming that you appeared on his radio show whenever you could.

  7. 7

    Lol no try Perez we are still on team Adam lol

  8. vacuum says – reply to this


    Really? I used to adore a certain comic on a certain blog, but it pissed me off so much…
    I used to actually wait for the author. Tricks are for kids.

  9. Foal says – reply to this


    I think people know who he is when he has the number one downloaded podcast AROUND THE WORLD each week. Perez, you're full of hatred. The moment someone goes against anything gay, you try to twist and spin it. You're the world's largest bully

  10. 10

    I don't find Adam funny… at all. Maybe because I'm a GIRL!

  11. Logic says – reply to this


    Stop being so obnoxious Mario, those tweets you quoted were so painfully unfunny and annoying they only served to prove Adam was aright all along.

    Comedians shouldn't have to play by your PC rules, but thanks for the publicity bump lmao.

  12. 12

    I think it's less a case of "women aren't funny" and more that our society doesn't value funny in women. In Will Smith's words, "Funny and sexy can't exist in the same moment." (In the same person yes, but not in the same moment.) I think women start every bit as funny and as clever as men, but I think it gets shaped out of us by life and culture and we lose that part of ourselves.

  13. TheTruth8976 says – reply to this


    Adam is %100 correct and the truth hurts. Everyone should stop bullshitting everyone else. Thank god someone has the balls to say what everyone else thinks but are not allowed to say for fear of being ridiculed for being "mean".

    Team Adam!!!

  14. LoriC says – reply to this


    I know it doesn't matter much, but THIS female agrees…

  15. 15

    mis-leading/lying headline AGAIN, either that or you are just showing your ignorance AGAIN. Misogyny by definition is HATRED OF WOMEN. in NO WAY did his statement imply HATRED OF WOMEN.

  16. Dominick says – reply to this


    Im sorry no funny females umm Tina Fey, Amy Pholer, Sarah Silverman, Maya Rudolf, Kathy Griffin, Chealsea Handler, Joan Rivers, Kristen Wiig, Molly Shannon, Gilda Radner, endless list here. There are just as much bad male comedians as they are female comedians. I mean look at Daniel Tosh and Dane Cook there horrible.

  17. 17

    Lena Dunham is very funny. Also, i'm more funny than Adam Carolla…and it's not my job to be funny.

  18. 18

    Adam is correct, women aren't as funny as men. Maybe that's why I never laugh at Hilton's jokes.

  19. kirk2000 says – reply to this


    Re: Dominick – Adam specifically said there are exceptions and named Fey, Silverman, and Griffin (who I think sucks). Bridesmaids was great, but Wiig's original characters on SNL were all horrifically bad. Gilda Radner is dead. Joan Rivers doesn't realize she's dead. Maya Rudolph has talent. Molly Shannon does not. Chelsea Handler is a hack! She is the most unfunny person I have seen on television. Her interview on Conan was fantastic because Conan and Andy spent the entire segment shutting her down.

  20. 20

    Team Carolla! Wow, you'd better go over your past posts and review all the hateful things you said against women. You should fire that therapist, they obviously haven't figured out why you're so fucked up. I blame it on the fact that Momma still breast feeds you.

  21. mollysvote says – reply to this


    2012 and such words come out of the mouths of men! Men in the western world. We must not 'ape that!

  22. 22

    I think the funniest thing right here is how every chick gets her panties in a bunch over his comments but no one ever talks about the hatred most women have for men. Take a look around at commercials and movies and the archetypes that exist for men…classic example: if a female comedian rips on men all the women in the audience stand up and clap and shout: "Solidarity sister!" But if a male comic rips on women a hush falls over the crowd. Women have been given blank checks in society…y'all can walk around and say shi* without ever having to worry about getting into a physical confrontation…this leads to y'all thinking that you can say whatever you want, whenever you want. Female comedians are also lauded for doing things that men would be chided for. Did anyone see Bridesmaids? Of course you did. Now just picture a male comedian, like, say Jonah Hill defecating into a sink in an upscale men's tuxedo store, say Friar Tux in L.A. Would Mr. Hill, come Oscar nite, be weeping as he held up his oscar, and be praised for his intrepid and inspiring acting choices? Nope.

  23. 23

    Re: Lady Who? – Wow, I stand corrected. Your still breastfeedin' comment had me rolling in the aisles! Do you write for NBC?

  24. Kathy says – reply to this


    Yeah because the Man Show was the most hilarious thing I have ever seen - wait a minute. Not so much. You fail Carolla - good luck getting a BJ now.

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  26. Jasper says – reply to this


    IF we start Policing what comedians say about things this much than we are going to lose a lot of good comedy. Hes not a politician Who cares what he says, And Perez you are peddling the worst kind of trash, we should come after you with a blog about the kind of Crap you pollute peoples minds with. Misleading and worthless is 95% of what you produce for mental migdets to gobble up and increase your wierd little ego.

  27. 27

    A) Perez doesn't exactly get to criticize people for saying mean things about other people for the sake of entertainment. I have yet to read anything Adam has said that is even close to the level of maliciousness Perez displayed toward Christina Aguilera in 2010.

    B) This is clearly more about Adam bashing the LGBT than bashing women onstage, as far as Perez is concerned. Perez most likely evolved into the person he is because he is overly-sensitive, particularly when it comes to LGBT material. As a gay man, I am one who actually loves to hear comics stereotype gay people. They often point out things that I find amusing or frustrating about gay people. I choose not to walk around pretending that all gay people are model world citizens just because they may have felt (and still feel) tortured because they are a minority segment of the population. Gay people often display what I consider ridiculous (and even shameful) behavior. Depending on what a comic has to say in making fun of gay people, I may or may not consider their material destructive. Perez, on the other hand, has decided to help spearhead a movement that could be labeled "Homosexual Exceptionalism."

  28. 28

    Re: lahrry – I should write for NBC, I'd kick Tina Fey's bony white ass.

  29. 29

    i'm a chick but i agree, most women just are not as funny as men. sorry. wish it wasn't true but it is. there's exceptions of course, but generally they just aren't making me laugh.

  30. Rob says – reply to this


    Re: lahrry – Wow…. Yea a male comedian would never defecate into a sink, they would rather do in it the sand on a golf course (Hall Pass) I've been to enough comedy shows and seen enough stand up on TV and dvd's to know male comedian's rip on women and get laugh's…. but maybe your hearing aid must tune out if you hear a hush over a crowd. Plain and simple.. women comedian's are just as funny if not funnier then many men. Just cause they got a va-jay-jay don't mean they are getting preferred treatment over any men. If a comedian is funny they get laughs if their jokes suck there's silence. I can't say how funny Adam is, because truth be told… when I see him on TV I change the channel

  31. 31

    Re: sohaveiforyou83 – You have my respect and admiration. But you can't have my pumps. ;P (Too stereotypical)?

  32. Kimsugar says – reply to this


    I dont think he is right but there are worst things he can say. I miss the Adam Corolla show. DAG and Teresa were my fave.

  33. 33

    Are you still standing by your statement on criminalization, Perez? I have not heard anything to the contrary yet.

  34. Murph says – reply to this


    If his comment is so ridiculous and meaningless, why are there 500 articles about it?

  35. 35

    Get off the cross, Perez, someone ELSE needs the wood! You do our community more injustice than Adams words. You may have lost some weight, but you are still a troll.

  36. 36

    Re: summerfox – I agree with you.
    Re: lahrry – Uh, I can guarantee you that most of the people working in film and writing are men, probably for the same train of reasoning that this guy has here. So those commercials and movies you see that make men seem dumb or incapable, they were probably made by men, specifically to appeal to women. They are just as much to blame for perpetuating harmful ideas about men as women are, they have the chance to challenge stereotypes, but they don't, so there you go. I am against the way men (and women) are portrayed in media, by the way. I can't comment on stand-up, they seem to be able to do what they want without a filter. I don't think any stand-up comedians are funny though, regardless of sex.

  37. 37

    I think what kills female comedians is that they try to act like men when they tell jokes (be crude, gross humor — I like this kind of humor but it gets old and appeals to 13 year olds). They just seem like they're trying so hard to be liked, like they're beating their chests and saying "See?? I am one of you!!" You don't have to talk about vaginas and periods and stuff (please, DON'T), but stop trying to act like the men in the game. Also, it's no wonder people don't think women are funny, if you really believe that there is a quota that needs to be met with female comedians and writers, they will probably pick any woman that comes their way, even if she's genuinely not funny. Instead of looking for talent, they're looking for a body. So I'm really not surprised that people think this way.

  38. 38

    I don't agree with him making fun of the LGBT community, but I understand what he is saying. The great comedians of the past didn't say things that were "nice," Do you think Richard Prior was "nice" during his standup routine? No, he was raw and raunchy. Comedy is about not being PC and saying whatever you want for a laugh. As far as women not being as funny as guys… as a young female, I agree. Most women aren't as funny. They are usually more easily offended and most are not as good at comedy as men. Yeah, there are exceptions, but overall male comedians are funnier. Adam is a comedian and he shouldn't be expected to say what you want to hear. PC comedy is sh*tty. Comedy should be real, raw, funny and outrageous. Great comedy makes you think a little at times too. Having listened to Adam for years on Loveline… he can make you think with some of his views.

  39. 39

    Whatever Adam. Tina Fey owns all your "dudes"! LOSER!

  40. SpacyTracy says – reply to this


    I hate to say it, but I do know way more funny guys than girls. Maybe that's a society thing and will change, but right now, in the present tense, guys are on average funnier than girls

  41. Ivan says – reply to this


    Wasnt it just a few weeks ago that you all over at Perezhhilton.com put up a post about Words just being words and them only meaning something when we give them power (Gwen and the whole paris thing)… But now this is a big deal? GTFOH

  42. 42

    So, we can no longer say "women aren't as good as men at X" or vice versa without it being sexist and misogynist? Right. I cannot even count how many times I have heard women publicly say "women are better than men at X" ..People flip their shit over this guy saying women aren't as good at comedy..But women go around saying they are better than men at raising children? PRIORITIES? Hello? When are men going to grow a pair and put their foot down. The way things are heading, white straight males are bottom feeders.

  43. 43

    It's something a LOT of comedians think but would NEVER dare say! Adam is right!

  44. Iamnlck says – reply to this


    He didn't say women weren't funny.He said they were less funny. Like saying women aren't as good oat athletics. Does that mean there are NO female athletes? No. That means, on average, men are much better athletes. Serena Williams can crush 90% of men at tennis. Can she beat any of the elite men? No. Is that sexist? NO.

  45. 45

    I hate to say it but on average, I have to agree with him. While there are some hilarious women out there, like Tina Fey, overall men are definitely the funnier of the sexes. I find a lot of women comics stick to either insulting men or making crude jokes about periods and other things. I used to watch a lot of stand up with my ex, and always laughed at the men more. He can't say women can't be funny…just that they can go a lot further being mediocre just because they're girls.

  46. 46

    Re: Lady Who? – yea but it's too bad only people with down syndrome find you funny…
    I remember this guy's radio talk show, he wouldn't know funny if it came up and took a shit in his face.

  47. jmay says – reply to this


    why is it that all the least-funny men are the ones garbling about women not being funny?

  48. bc says – reply to this


    Adam Carolla is the funniest improvisational comedian of our time. He is NOT saying women aren't or can't be funny- he even cites women who are funny. In this crazy PC environment that we currently live in, what Adam said was tantamount to heresy. The reason this is all striking such a chord is that ADAM DARED TO SAY WHAT WE ALL KNOW TO BE TRUE. Men are generally funnier then women. ADAM'S RIGHT!!!