Carolla on Comedy: 'Dudes Are Funnier Than Chicks'

Carolla on Comedy: 'Dudes Are Funnier Than Chicks'

Adam Carolla just kicked the third rail of comedy. Hard.

Carolla, out promoting his new book “Not Taco Bell Material,” told the New York Post over the weekend that he thought men are generally funnier than women in today’s culture.

When you’re picking a basketball team, you’ll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you’re playing the odds. When it comes to comedy, of course there’s Sarah Silverman, Tina Fey, Kathy Griffin — super-funny chicks. But if you’re playing the odds? No.

When given the chance to back track on his comments during yesterday’s broadcast of “The Talk,” Carolla refused, adding he found it acceptable to make gay jokes.

“If someone says to me what you think of your mother-in-law and I go, ‘Oh, she’s a delight, I love her dearly,’ nobody laughs,” Carolla admitted. “So if somebody says, ‘What do you think about Chaz Bono,’ I have to say something that’s horrible, so I can get a laugh.”

Jerry Lewis endured a hailstorm of criticism in 1998 for saying women aren’t funny. And some minor comedians are already rushing to Twitter to slam Carolla for his comments.