Adam Carolla just turned the tables on himself.
"The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks," Carolla cracked while promoting his new book, Not Taco Bell Material. Given a chance to, er, explain, he continued: "When you're picking a basketball team, you'll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you're playing the odds. When it comes to comedy, of course there's Sarah Silverman, Tina Fey, Kathy Griffin—super-funny chicks. But if you're playing the odds? No."
Leaving the other problems with that statement by the wayside for now, let us introduce Carolla to a whole bunch of funny people, dudes and chicks alike...
"Currently collating today's 50,000 Twitter jokes about Adam Carolla by gender. Should be able to settle this shortly," noted record-setting Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings.
"The biggest impact this whole Adam Carolla scandal has had is discovering 95% of people have no idea how to spell 'Carolla,'" tweeted writer and comedienne Jenny Johnson.
"Thank you, Adam Corolla. Your terribleness gives all of us the opportunity to scream how NOT TERRIBLE we are!! YAY!" added Chappelle's Show cocreator Neal Brennan, who perhaps unintentionally proved Johnson's point as well.
And the tweets from assorted actors, comedians and writers went on:
John Ross Bowie: "Adam Carolla saying women aren't funny is like cancer saying women aren't funny."
Danielle Corsetto: "In an ironic twist, 'women aren't funny' ranked number one funniest thing Adam Carolla has ever said."
Dave Holmes: "Why are we ruining our perfect not caring what Adam Carolla thinks streak?"
Kelly Oxford: "You know what Adam Carolla said about women not being funny is bull, at a party last week I made him laugh three goddamn times."
Molly McAleer: "I don't take Adam Carolla saying women aren't funny seriously. He once told a caller on Loveline to eat a used tampon, y'know?"
Morgan Murphy: "lets all stop being sexist and just admit that PEOPLE aren't funny."
Lauren Ashley Bishop: "adam who?"
Carolla had a fleeting chance to not be the object of quite as much scorn, but he only dug the hole deeper on The Talk this morning.
Asked by Sara Gilbert how he feels about gay people, he said, "That's dangerous—not being gay! Listen, I wish more people were gay. If you've driven over to the gay section of Los Angeles, it's like a golf course...Real estate values go boom!"
But then the former Man Show host acknowledged making cracks about gay people in his comedy routines, saying, "Nice doesn't get laughs, especially on stage, that's what I'm saying...When did we start holding comedians up to the level of politicians and school teachers? We're comedians. We're supposed to say these things."
Perez Hilton, who was also a guest on The Talk today, tweeted: "Ugh. Adam Carolla is attempting to explain his homophobic jokes and failing miserably."