Episode 20: Who’s more funny?

He says:

A friend had this theory. He said men are funnier than women. They have this knack of making people around them happy. And not in the gay sense of the word.

Yes, we are NOT talking about the four men in the car who were feeling Happy until Happy got up and ran away. He he!

See, see… you say He He, not She She!

What I’m trying to say here through these really sad jokes is that men don’t mind playing the fool. They don’t mind being called the clown.

So my friend said: “Think of one person who makes you laugh the most.” I did. “Now, was that a girl?” he asked. And No, it wasn’t. I must admit here that I do have a few women friends who make me laugh. But only because some of them, like ‘She’, often are victims of the practical jokes.

I play on them and some others, because they do not know they are funny in a bumbling-goofy sort of way. But no woman is as funny as any guy can be. Being funny is a guy thing. That’s because men have a bolder sense of humour. They are more adventurous in going for the jokes. They can be quite irreverent.

Like Cyrus Broacha once said (like he would remember even if he did): The reason you find me funny is because I try hard. If I try 100 lines in an hour and you laugh at least 10 times, you find me funny. How will you be funny if you don’t even try?

That’s the problem with women. They like to play it safe. Yes, She would like to believe women are sophisticated and classy. But there is a difference between being witty and being funny. We’re talking about the funny here. Let me now demonstrate that women cannot be funny and can make you laugh quite unwittingly.

Read the following.

She says:

And that’s precisely the problem with men. Their dreadfully juvenile form of slapstick haw-haw humour. (No one says ‘hee hee’ unless they’ve just had all their teeth knocked out.)

Want a classic example of male humour? My ‘funny’ co-writer slunk off with my cell phone at a recent party, and text messaged a random collection of people, including official contacts, saying “I think I’m falling in love with you.” Now, about one dozen men are convinced I secretly carry the torch for them, and I’m getting exceedingly strange looks wherever I go. The last time he hijacked my phone, he messaged ‘Burp!’ to half my contact list. Think that’s funny? You must be male.

Hit yourself on top of your head with this newspaper for me, please.

Groan. Why must all men be boys?

The difference between men and women, when it comes to a sense of humour, is the fact that women are far more grown up. I know a number of really interesting women, who are simply hilarious when they start telling stories β€” a number of which, by the way, are centred around men and the ridiculous things they do.

Because, women are funny in an intelligent sort of way.

And it’s not always bookish humour. I went to a girls’ boarding school where an average prank took at least half an hour of careful planning, whether it was the creation of a bewildering ‘apple pie bed’, which included zanily folded sheets to confuse the victim, or midnight feast replete with talented mimicry. The equivalent at the boys’ schools was grabbing a junior and flushing his head in the toilet.

And that’s the difference between men and women, when it comes to humour: women are funny because you laugh with them.

Men are funny, because β€” well β€” just look at them.


13 responses to “Episode 20: Who’s more funny?

  1. kausikram krishnasayee

    The best of the lot guyz …..and man did it get personal….

  2. 1$ Saint

    sariyana poti…i agree that the funny bone in a women is very few…guys can talk abt anything…n d very point of sophistication reduces avenues of humor…well its btr dis way…let men b d clown..cos imagine listenin 2 women bitch abt other women even in jokes…cant take it!

  3. sagaro

    “where an average prank took at least half an hour of careful planning”

    I bet the john abraham part one and two took enuf careful planning… :p

  4. R

    well, if women are gonna crack all their jokes among themselves (read, in an all-girls boarding school)and leave the men out of it, how’re men gonna know if they’re REALLY funny? or is it just that women are NOT funny? doesn’t it sound like a nice lame little excuse?? wat say, ladies?? if you’rer REALLY funnier, maybe you oughta SHOW us, what? till then, well, the men’re winning πŸ˜€

  5. diva

    well..well..well…this has nothing to do with ur sex people.. ur sense of humour i mean.. some men r funny, some women r funnier.. women r funny wen thy get into a narrator mode, ie wen thy describe past incidents etc… nd men r good at playing pranks and practical jokes on other hapless souls of either sex… but yeah… men take themselves less seriously.. and tatz exactly why we love them, despite all their imperfections…

  6. Suderman

    maybe it was fun cuz it was personal…
    but all in good spirit.
    she’s a sport.

    “d very point of sophistication reduces avenues of humor”
    you hit it on the head…

    he he!
    of course!
    but its only fair she replies to your comment.

    reckless recluse:
    “if women are gonna crack all their jokes among themselves (read, in an all-girls boarding school)and leave the men out of it, how’re men gonna know if they’re REALLY funny?”
    super point. i wonder what her reply wud be.

    sometimes it has to do with sex…
    people who dont get sex are usually a lil more depressed than the ones who get it often… ha ha!

  7. Cosmic Voices

    “funny in an intelligent sort of way”

    “an average prank took at least half an hour of careful planning”

    In that half an hour, guys would make atleast a dozen above average pranks..

    guess too much of thinking goes into the feminine humor. Too much thinking, too much planning…whew!!!No wonder they take longer and ultimately become time-barred and at times even the pranks leak out…its hard to hold surprises and secrets ….

  8. diya

    mmm… i like ur sex-humour correlation theory.. so considering ur sense of humour, i wonder wot ur sex frequency rate wud be… Poor lil gal, or is it gals????? Well.. u have a great range in humour.. from sweet to brillaint to whacky… so it should definitiely be galS!!!

  9. Naina


    Yeh to nice blog hai!!!

  10. Rads

    Great stuff, am glad I stopped by πŸ™‚

  11. Sandeep

    Seems like the Hilda’s spirit never changes, eh?

    Well thought out…
    Do keep posting, people!

  12. Jax

    I remember an extremely politically incorrect corollary to the four men in a car bit…
    Four men in a car, three of them were feeling sad, Sad liked it and stayed there…
    Hee hee haw haw… more sad male humour πŸ˜‰

  13. Has to be me

    Both of u have a point! But I guess humuor is more inbuilt & varies person to person irrespective of the gender.

    Thanks guys for the interesting read! πŸ™‚

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