Asked who his favorite female comics were Thursday at a Cannes Film Festival press conference, Jerry Lewis listed Cary Grant and Burt Reynolds. He then added: “I don’t have any.”
In 1998, Lewis famously said that watching women do comedy “sets me back a bit” and that he has trouble with the notion of would-be mothers as comedians.
Asked Thursday if he had changed his mind at all because of performers like Melissa McCarthy and Sarah Silverman, the 87-year-old Lewis said of women performing broad comedy: “I can’t see women doing that. It bothers me.”
Just as a kicker, here is my all time list of NON funny people. No certain order, except to say Jerry Lewis IS the least funny human being in history.
Bobcat Goldthwait. Because scumbags, especially ones with grating voices, are just not funny
Will Ferrell. OK, he is funny for about two minutes, after that he is just obnoxious
John C Reilly
Steve Carell. Who decided this guy is funny?
Sarah Silverman because being a trash mouthed scumbag is just not fuuny
Kathy Griffin See above