Originally published with Paste Magazine on June 12, 2015.
It’s the question that has loomed over stand-up comedy since the first day someone stepped in front of a mic and shared their observations about the human condition: Are men funny? Thanks to groundbreaking stand-up comics like Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers, and their contemporary heirs apparent Amy Schumer, Chelsea Peretti and a host of other fantastically funny females, we know women can serve up laughs. But what about their male counterparts? A cute face or a well-groomed beard may get you a special, but looks don’t matter if you can’t bring the funny. The following ten comics prove that they’re more than their pretty faces; they remind us men can actually be funny. [Full article available at Paste]