Aggie Romeri writes for the University of Exeter’s The Drop on why female comedians should avoid self deprecation:
Humour is a cruel mistress, her seduction exceeding that of beer goggles, bank balances and brain cells.
Studies of online dating sites have exposed how “a good sense of humour” is the exalted attribute of the desperate female in the pursuit of horizontal company.
However is this ‘said attribute’ applicable in the pursuit of women? Despite the cross-section of comediennes plastered across our television screens including the frivolous Miranda Hart and the Bafta winning Ruth Jones, one can draw on how despite their house-hold popularity, the funny female will never hold the same acclaim as the sell-out quips of Russell Howard and Jack Whitehall.
Full article here.