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Women Aren't Funny (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | August 2014 (USA)
Comedian Bonnie McFarlane dons her investigative journalist's hat to find out once and for all if women are funny and report her unbiased findings in what some are calling the most important documentary of our generation.

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Credited cast:
Maria Bamford ... Herself
Adam Carolla ... Himself
Anthony Cumia
Susie Essman ... Herself
Marina Franklin ... Herself
Todd Glass ... Himself
Judy Gold ... Herself
Gregg Hughes Gregg Hughes
Adrienne Iapalucci Adrienne Iapalucci ... Herself
Lisa Lampanelli ... Herself
Artie Lange ... Himself
Bonnie McFarlane ... Herself
Jim Norton
Chelsea Peretti ... Herself
Joan Rivers ... Herself
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Comedian Bonnie McFarlane dons her investigative journalist's hat to find out once and for all if women are funny and report her unbiased findings in what some are calling the most important documentary of our generation.

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Had So Much More Potential
20 January 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Comedian Bonnie McFarlane dons her investigative journalist's hat to find out once and for all if women are funny and report her unbiased findings in what some are calling the most important documentary of our generation.

Apparently, this all started when Christopher Hitchens wrote an editorial called "Why Women Aren't Funny". Unfortunately, he died and can no longer discuss his thoughts.

Early on, it seems like most of the male comedians interviewed seem to think there is a lack of funny women. One guy does say with so many male comics, there are probably more unfunny male comics than all women combined. That makes sense. Maybe women are just as funny, but there are fewer examples...

Calling this a "cocumentary" was a bad idea. In fact, the whole segment with the radio show seems pointless and the husband could be cut out entirely, too. Explore your topic rather than padding 30 minutes of material with fluff.

But, really, are women funny? This may ultimately be subjective. Men probably do not find women funny who base their standup on their kids. Which, sadly, seems to be the case. But women who tread into more traditionally male territory, like Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer, are drop dead hilarious.

More importantly: Is Maria Bamford funny? No.


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