While he was promoting his latest book last June, popular podcaster and sort-of comedian Adam Carolla told the New York Post what he really thought about women’s place in the world of comedy. “They make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff,” he began. ”The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I’m just gonna tell her, ‘Be a staff writer for a sitcom– because they’ll have to hire you, they can’t really fire you, and you don’t have to produce that much. It’ll be awesome.’”
To say Carolla’s statements caused backlash, would be an understatement. And it was for good reason, seeing as 2012 may have been one of the best years for women in comedy both on television and in movies. And there are at least three women in comedy who haven’t forgotten Carolla’s words: Chicago improvisers Maggie Gottlieb, Laura Marsh and Lauren Summers.
Written by New York City-based comedy scribe Ryan Krebs and Portland-based Second City instructor Caitlin Kunkel, “SMD” – that is, “Suck My Dick” – is a blunt response to those men who still think women, as a whole, aren’t funny creatures.
“Balance out my weights with yoga every morning/ Throw my Warrior Pose in your face as a warning,” Gottlieb raps leading to the chorus, adding, “We can go play HORSE but all you throw is bricks/ So put your balls away and come and suck my dick.”
And at one point, the trio point-blank addresses Carolla.
Adam Carolla went on a little rant/ Had a chance, but he didn’t recant/ Tried to tell the world that we can’t get laughs/ ‘cause he’s making up for his short, little staff/ Dude plays it off like, ‘Lighten up, honeys’ since 1990 never has that fucker been funny/ Men try to treat us like the less funny species, but I saw ya’ll laughing at the Bridesmaids feces.
But you’ll have to listen to the entire song — beautifully recorded, I may add — and watch the deftly packaged video to fully appreciate the sentiment. Tell us what you think in the comments section. Enjoy!