Some old irrelevant guy who used to be kind of famous as a sidekick to more famous people told a dying print publication, The New York Post, that he thinks women aren’t funny. Adam Carolla — whose most notable work since living in the shadows of Dr. Drew Pensky and Jimmy Kimmel is as the voice of Burt the Cab in an episode of the Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” — told the Post that “dudes are funnier than chicks.” Asked if he hated working with women, Carolla — who had a failed CBS pilot in 2009 and a failed NBC pilot in 2010 — said:
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.”
Huh. So, this guy doesn’t have a lot of respect for women? And we care because … ? I thought about working up a rant about Adam Carolla’s chauvinism, but then I thought, Why? Who cares? Why is anyone even paying attention to this guy? Seriously, folks, as soon as you appear as a contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice,” you lose the right to have your opinion validated. And Carolla has a twofer in the washed-up celebrity category: He was also a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars.” He’s an addiction problem away from a celebrity rehab show.
Adam Carolla is like the poor man’s Norm McDonald, and Norm McDonald hasn’t been relevant in 20 years. Carolla has had two failed sitcoms that weren’t even picked up from pilot and he’s slamming female sitcom writers? Really? It wasn’t women who wrote his failed sitcom pilots? It’s fitting that he’s expressing opinions about women that might have been “shocking” a decade ago because that’s the last time anyone gave a sh*t about Adam Carolla. Now? Whatever. I’d give more weight to the blathering emptiness rattling around inside of a Kardashian’s brain space.