Stop asking Jerry Lewis about female comics
By CNTributor Jason Cook
The following is the opinion of the writer and not CNU as a super cool tumblr-blog. Direct all disagreements (you shouldn’t have any) to him
If you’ve been paying attention today, Jerry Lewis — 87-year-old comedy “legend” (see: irrelevant) — said he doesn’t think female comedians are funny. Again.
With all the Adam Carollas kicking around, Lewis is a pioneer, declaring his stance very early on that women are not funny.
So this is no longer news. Lewis does not think women are funny. We normal people condemn him. The end.
But we make it news. And not just comedy news sites (like this one!) You can find it on USA Today. On ABC news. On the Washington Post’s blog. It’s everywhere.
Jerry Lewis reminding us that he does not find women funny is not a noteworthy thing. “Hey, let’s ask a nearly nine decades-old man if he still thinks women are not funny! That’ll be fun! Maybe he changed his mind (we know that he did not)!”
I am asking people who talk to Jerry Lewis, people who write* about Jerry Lewis, Jerry Lewis himself, to leave this issue alone until he retracts his dumb-ass caveman opinion and checks out one of literally hundreds and hundreds of very funny women.
*I realize by writing this I am somewhat of a hypocrite but really, fuck Jerry Lewis