Q: Males are funnier than females, right?
A: Some studies have indicated males may actually be five times funnier (as compared to females). They may try harder to be funny and are often rewarded differently for being funny, starting in early childhood. Perhaps this is why more stand-up comics are male. There have been some very funny female situational comedians such as Lucille Ball, but that is a slightly different type of humor as compared to stand-up comedy.