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Nikki Finke: “Beautiful women can’t be funny”

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    Those are nice pictures, but wouldn’t it have made more sense to post pictures of women who are pretty and funny?

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    DamianWayne
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    Nikki is such a joke.

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    Logan
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    Her tirade went like this:

    Listen-up, Hollywood: Beautiful actresses are not funny. They don’t know how to do comedy. (As Bowen demonstrated with her acceptance speech that repeated the phrase ‘nipple covers’ 3 dozen times. To zero laughter.) Only women who grew up ugly and stayed ugly, or through plastic surgery became beautiful, can pull off sitcoms or standups. Bowen isn’t a comedienne just like Brooke Shields wasn’t and a zillion more. Because it’s all about emotional pain and humiliation and rising above both by making people laugh with you instead of at you. So stop casting beautiful actresses when you should be giving ugly women a chance. (Tina Fey always points out she looked like a troglodyte when she was younger.) This also applies to handsome men, by the way. Now argue amongst yourselves.”

    So, she was rooting for Lena?

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    She is just a MISERABLE person, isn’t she? I mean really!? I do like her site, but Jesus. She another one that needs to have a seat.

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    The comments were over the top, but how many top male comics are matinee idols? I think the idea, if it has a kernel of truth, applies to both genders. (Talking more about standup performers and career comedic actors – obviously among men from Cary Grant to Bradley Cooper handsome men have been funny in movies. But top comic actors tend to look like Robin Williams, Adam Sandler, Rodney Dangerfield – even when more handsome like Steve Martin or Eddie Murphy, they emphasize unconventional goofiness and extreme behavior rather than their looks).

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    It took you a tad longer than I had guessed to defend Nikki, even marginally.

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    Pavel Romanov
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    She’s bitter that is hardly new.

     

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    I am not defending her comments per se, of course. That should be clear from reading what I wrote. I am explaining where this idea comes from, not that she is necessarily right. I have plenty of beefs with her.

    What she confused, as I tried to point out, is stand up comedians and comedy actors. She is wrong about the latter; very right about stand up. Any comedian will tell you that. Not that either gender anymore has to be unattractive, but for decades the women who broke through in stand up comedy were women like Roseanne Barr, Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers, Lily Tomlin, Elaine May, just like leading male comedians were far more likely to be like Lenny Bruce, Robin Williams, Rodney Dangerfield. (TV stand up comedy somewhat changed this, with Johnny Carson as a prime example).

    It was a snarky comment on her part, and she was confused between stand-up and acting.     

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    Sarah Silverman is one of my favorite stand-ups, and yes, I’d bang her.

    somewhat interesting read: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/08/why-do-so-many-pretty-female-comedians-pretend-theyre-ugly/261510/

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    Sarah Silverman is one of my favorite stand-ups, and yes, I’d bang her.

    No doubt you just made Ms Silverman the happiest girl in the whole U.S.A. …

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    Every straight girl wants to turn a gay.

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    11th Dimensional Chess
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    Goddamn, every thing I hear about Nikki Finke convinces me she’s a terrifying sociopath. She’s like, the female version of Burt Lancaster in Sweet Smell of Success. Also, apparently a misogynist! Which always creeps me out, but especially in women because it says to me that there’s some deep-seated self loathing going on.
    And, physical appearance and attractiveness are not tied together in any way. You can have any kind of appearance or body size or gender or race or whatever, and be funny. Humor is the true highest form of human transcendance and it’s what can best unite us as a species. Also, come on, Julia Louis Dreyfuss is hot, and she’s gut-bustingly funny. To use the best example possible, look at Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Marilyn Monroe is generally agreed to have been one of the sexiest, most beautiful women on film ever, and yet she’s totally hilarious in this movie.  

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