And here, we thought this debate had been put to rest.
During a recent appearance on the Australian television program Sunrise, Rose Byrne was asked about the 2011 megahit Bridesmaids—a "beloved" film which she called a "great opportunity"—but the conversation took a different turn when the age-old question came up: Can women be funny?
"It'll be exciting when people are not asking why women are funny. You know what I mean, I still get that question and I'm like, 'Really?'" the 35-year-old actress told host Richard Wilkins.
"Is it harder for women to be funny, is that what you're saying?" Wilkins replied asking for clarification.