I have a Netflix subscription in part because of the excellent comedy specials it makes. After all, the funniest programmes on the BBC these days are repeats of Dad’s Army recorded more than 50 years ago. Only this week Netflix recorded a Jim Jefferies comedy special in London, I look forward to that. From time to time I’ve watched comedy specials of female ‘comedians’ on Netflix, and they’re generally poor compared with those of male comedians – Katherine Ryan being an exception – generally reflecting the narcissism and obsession with “women’s issues” that is the trademark of these women. You have to assume that the raucous laughter of men in their audiences is the price they pay to improve their prospects of having sex later in the evening.
My thanks to Sean for pointing me to a piece about Mo’Nique, a ‘comedian’ – no, I haven’t heard of her, either – whining that she was making less money for her comedy special than Amy Schumer, another ‘comedian’. Netflix should respond by stop recording comedy specials for female ‘comedians’. And women should fund their own comedy channel, paying the comedians as they see fit. But of course they’ll never do that, while they can be whiny parasites on extraordinary businesses launched and still largely run by men.