It's no secret that men continue to dominate the world of late-night TV, comedy films and stand-up clubs. To determine what's behind an enduring gender gap in comedy, we asked leading female comedians to answer this question:
Are men really funnier than women?
Here's what they had to say.
Read our editors' take on the gender gap in comedy here.
Josephine and Daphne, Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire and Tootsie agree: Women are funner than men.
Submitted by Eireann Dolan | 08.16.14 8pm
A lot of people are simply content staying in the narrow-minded world they’ve created for themselves.
Submitted by Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson | 08.16.14 7pm
Comedy is about taking the woes of life and laughing at them—and emotions are genderless.
Submitted by Kellye Howard | 08.16.14 6pm
At the heart of this issue is that what we've culturally deemed to be "feminine" is at odds with how funny works.
Submitted by Leah Bonnema | 08.16.14 1pm