Originally Posted by Dawgluver
Isn't it funny that female comics can be termed brash and offensive, but we have the likes of Don Rickles, Andrew Dice Clay, and Redd Foxx? I love most comediens, though Lisa Lampanelli and Andrew Dice Clay kinda turn my stomach. I've never found ADC funny at all. Misogynistic little creep.
I have a very thick skin and I am not easily offended, but Andrew Dice Clay and Lisa Lampanelli just don't appeal to me. When a joke just relies on shock value over wit, I don't often find it funny. People usually laugh at these things for two reasons, they are so uncomfortable that it's an involuntary reaction or they agree with the offensive thing that the person said.
Maybe people in general expect a more nurturing, softer approach from women, and when they don't get that, they are labeled more harshly. Many people aren't comfortable with things that are different and need to find a way to label them to make the pill easier to swallow.