This seems almost impossible because of the way “women aren’t funny.”A notion that I believe was laid forth in Vanity Fair. And yet! On their comedy covers, there are as many women as men! Six women! Six men! I know women aren’t good at math, but here are the pictures and we can count them together (you’re allowed to use your fingers).
Here is the first Vanity Fair Cover, featuring Leslie Mann, Megan Fox and Melissa McCarthy.You will want to remember all the names, incidentally, because at some point some man will assertively say “name one woman who is funny.”
That is 3. 3 women. It also features some guy, but he’s probably not funny because men are all too preoccupied with war and shouting to be funny. Here is the second cover! With Kristen Wiig, who I guess is dressed like Cher? Sure. Cher is funny.
Because of the Cher overlap you might think it was 1.5 on this, but actually it’s only 1. We’re at 4. 4 women. There are also 3 guys. And this one shows Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph.
And that is 2 more. Also, 2 men.
The total is 6. We are looking at 6 women, and 6 men.
In other words, I think the world might be making progress! And they only had to put one funny lady in a bikini, so we’re doing great here, you guys! Hilarious high fives all around!
Pictures via Vanity Fair