Women Aren't Funny

Synopsis: 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.
79 min

- Is that recording?

- Yeah, it's recording.

- So look...

- - No it isn't.

Yes, it is.

It says recording?

Um, OK, so this is the thing

is that I'm actually

trying to find out

do you think women are funny?

I've never met an unfunny woman.


I love when you meet a girl out

and she tells you she's got

a best friend who's like

the funniest person ever.

She's got great stories

and then you meet her and,

oh my God, these stories, like, I'm

f***ing listening to this all night.

I don't wanna

shoot myself in the head.

or f***ing hang myself

from the nearest tree.

Do you think women are funny,

women comics are funny?

- Do I think women comics are funny?

- - Yes.

Actually, do I think alternative

women comics are funny.

You think alternative

women comics are funny?

I don't think women comics

are funny.

I don't want any women

in the movie.

Women aren't funny.

OK, get back.

First of all,

you're asking the right person

because I think a lot of guys are

not that f***ing funny, either.

You know what I mean? When people go,

"Well, a lot of women aren't funny."

It's like, "Are you

that funny too, shithead?"

I feel like I am

the exception to the rule

in the sense that

most women aren't funny

and then... I am.

You should be talking to,

like, a sociologist,

'cause I'm just a f***in' drunk.

What am I signing, in turquoise?

- Is it...

- It's the...

- Oh, what a f***in'...

- - It's a girls documentary.

I love how we make her

sit way in the corner,

- by the way.

- No, that's cool. I get it.

You know.

Now, Bonnie, what is

this that you're filming?

We're making a cocumentary.

- A cocumentary?

- Yeah.

Never heard the word

documentary butchered like that.

- Oh, I have.

- It's a comedy documentary.

- Yes.

- - Why do you call it that?

It's so dumb. It sounds dumb,

it's a documentary.

- Cocumentary?

- Well, it's a comedy.

- I think it works on two levels.

- Right there it's not funny.

Like, it's a comedy documentary.

So it's kind of a funny name.

And then you're in it.

So what exactly is this?

It's about...

what is the documentary about?

I'm on a quest to find out if

women are really funny or not.

- You know?

- All right.

Kind of like the last say in it.

Sum that up in about

three frames...


This is exactly why

I am making this cocumentary.

Why are people still

so reluctant to admit

there are any funny women?

So women have this,

like, bad reputation

not being funny.

Where do you think

it comes from?

It's weird. Women are

soaring ahead in other areas

but in comedy, the attitudes

remain totally prehistoric.

- People think women are not funny?

- - Yes.

A lot of comedians actually

think there are a lot of...

that there aren't

funny female comedians.


Take this guy,

- What's your name?

- Jerry Lewis.

He may be famous

for portraying a dumb-dumb,

but he's infamous

for admitting publicly

that he doesn't think

any women are funny.

If he doesn't think

a woman is funny,

why does he dress up and

masquerade as a woman

and think it's so damn funny?

What were you saying?

This hot button issue encourages

many of our greatest thinkers

to weigh in.

I just think it's a lot harder for

women to do anything in society

because they have brains

a third the size of ours.

I just think the whole thing, like, are

you interviewing Hitchens, that guy?

That Christopher Hitchens guy

or whatever.

...Hitchens why women

aren't funny.

- Christopher Hitchens.

- In 2007,

renowned author

Christopher Hitchens

wrote a biting article

for Vanity Fair magazine

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