Comedienne? | HumorOutcasts


May 12, 2017

Let me out of this damn cave.

Do we really need a different word for a female comedian. Is this to remind women that they are not quite like men?

Is a female doctor a doctorienne? There sure are some great Painteriennes.


Comedy begins, millions of years ago, in a club called Prehysterical:

“C’est what? A woman wants to perform? Comedy? What do we call her? She’s not a comedian. She’s a…a WOMAN.”

“How did she get out of the cave?”

“I forgot to move the boulder in front of the opening. Great, now we have to think of a new word. It took me 6 months to come up with penis.”

“What about Nuisance?”

“Kinda mean, but I like it.”

The geniuses settled on comedienne. And history taught us that women can’t be as funny as men.

Women like Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Ellen Degeneres, Gilda Radner, Betty White, Kate McKinnon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sarah Silverman, Jane Curtin, Maya Rudolph, Samantha Bee, Lily Tomlin, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy (genius), Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, Madeline Kahn, Jane Lynch, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman, Amy Schumer, Tracey Ullman, Catherine O’Hara, Vicki Lawrence, Bernadette Peters…

This is not in order of when men let them out of the cave to perform.

Not a funny comedian among them.

Shit. I meant comedienne.


I am a graphic designer, humour writer, musician and piano teacher. And that's only during the day. At night I fight crime and hang out with my wonderful family.

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