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Funny women make men uneasy

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OPINION: I used to be really bummed that I couldn't laugh a guy into bed.

Back in my uni days, it used to really annoy me. After all, I'd gone to uni with the express intention of learning as much as I could: namely how to do standup, how to get drunk properly, and how to pick up a dude.

All were new and exciting concepts for me, as I was still in the phase of bearing distinct resemblance to an awkward, sweaty potato. But hey, it was #newyearnewyou and I was excited to remodel myself into a hilarious, vivacious and deliberately less damp model of myself.

It got off to a flying start as I discovered boxed wine, improv class and clinical-strength deodorant. But as the weeks slid by in a goon-sodden blur, I realised that something wasn't right. All my comedy mates were fairly unremarkable-looking men, the best of whom still looked as though they shaved with a jackhammer, and yet consistently were nailing the golden triangle of getting drunk, being funny and getting laid.

* Why aren't women allowed to be funny on dates?
* Guy Williams: A man's view on women in comedy


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