Joel Warner is co-author, along with Peter McGraw, of The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny He is an award-winning former staff writer for Westword, Denver’s alternative newsweekly, and has written for Wired, The Boston Globe, Slate, Grantland, and other publications. He lives in Denver.
In other words, there may be biological incentives for men to joke around more than women. But before you take that to mean that guys are funnier than ladies, remember that just because someone jokes around a lot, it doesn’t mean all those jokes are funny.
The secret to comedy, after all, is quality, not comedy. To prove it, we asked some of our favorite female comedians to share their favorite pick-up lines. Judging from the results, these funny ladies are giving guys everywhere a run for their money.
Amber Tozer: “I like to go up to guys, point at my boobs, and say, ‘Can you believe these are full grown?’”
Mara Wiles: “The best pick-up line I ever heard was more of a conversation starter about Faygo and Juggalos. What can I say? I am a sucker for the inner workings of the Insane Clown Posse.”
Kristin Rand: “Listen, baby girl, let’s be real right now. Most men in this room are going to find you repulsive, OK? But luckily for you, I am from the South and you do look like biscuits and gravy.”
Timmi Lasley:“I like the way you handled the mic. Makes me wonder what else you can handle.”