Stephen and I went a little back and forth today on facebook in a (very) brief discussion about stand up comedy.
I hate stand up comedy, especially women. I always have. And oddly, people do their best to try to convince me why it’s funny. But it never works.
Now, I am not going to say that all stand up comedy is horrible. I like many female comedians. But stand up is another thing. A fully formed and scripted comedy routine carries a form that is rather distasteful to me. Too many of the jokes by female stand up comedians rely on gender stereotyping of the feminine role for women. Which frustrates me since it tends to only enforce these roles instead of noting awareness of them.