Women Are Funny, Too

Not that there was ever any doubt as to their comedic timing, but in the latest issue of Marie Claire a host of the top female comedians talk shop (in their case, this means telling jokes) and how important attractiveness is in their line of work. A few gems: Margaret Cho says beautiful women can't be funny; Phyllis Diller discusses her less attractive roots ("When I started, I had a broken nose, my teeth were crooked, and I was very skinny. And you know what? It all helped"); and Janeane Garofalo ponders the still-impermeable boys' club: "You only want one woman or one black comedian per show—club owners would actually have the nerve to say that out loud."