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Judd Apatow To Jerry Lewis: 'F*ck You' For 'Women Aren't Funny' At Critics' Choice Awards 2012

Judd Apatow To Jerry Lewis: 'F*ck You' For 'Women Aren't Funny' At Critics' Choice Awards 2012

Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 01:11:29 in Entertainment

“Well Seinfield said if you don't like Jerry lewis you don't really understand comedy- Can't understimate his influence. That wasn't a great doc on him but there are plenty others.”

Bob Metcalfe on Feb 12, 2012 at 22:02:42

“Sorry, Seinfeld was wrong. Maybe it applies to American comedy but there are other, funnier traditions out there.”
Judd Apatow To Jerry Lewis: 'F*ck You' For 'Women Aren't Funny' At Critics' Choice Awards 2012

Judd Apatow To Jerry Lewis: 'F*ck You' For 'Women Aren't Funny' At Critics' Choice Awards 2012

Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 01:06:44 in Entertainment

“You have got to watch the Colgate Comedy Hour with Dean on youtube- If youre not sold OK!”

denazzz on Jan 19, 2012 at 13:01:59

“But that's just it. He WAS funny when he was with Dean. They were funny together. I've seen those clips. But after that... meh.”
Judd Apatow To Jerry Lewis: 'F*ck You' For 'Women Aren't Funny' At Critics' Choice Awards 2012

Judd Apatow To Jerry Lewis: 'F*ck You' For 'Women Aren't Funny' At Critics' Choice Awards 2012

Commented Jan 16, 2012 at 14:49:23 in Entertainment

“But don't you understand , he didn't say anything sexist- Just that he was uncomfortable with women doing gross things because he was from an old fashioned era where women were put on a pedestal. When he clarified that he did talk about funny women- Lucille, Whoopi etc.
Here is the transcript of the Larry King interview - go below about half way down where he discussed those comments.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0009/01/lkl.00.html
Judd Apatow To Jerry Lewis: 'F*ck You' For 'Women Aren't Funny' At Critics' Choice Awards 2012

Judd Apatow To Jerry Lewis: 'F*ck You' For 'Women Aren't Funny' At Critics' Choice Awards 2012

Commented Jan 14, 2012 at 12:21:51 in Entertainment

“What Jerry really said-

KING: I would be remiss if I did not ask -- what went on when you criticized women in comedy?

LEWIS: Nothing went on. I didn't do that.

KING: What happened? Well, here's what they -- "I don't think women are funny," you said.

LEWIS: I never said that.

KING: That was a misquote?

LEWIS: Absolutely. Do you want to run the tape?

LEWIS: I have it, and I said, "Some women comedians make me uncomfortable," because a man comedian can do anything he wants and I'm not offended by it. But we're talking about a God-given miracle who produces a child. I have a difficult time seeing her do this on stage

KING: So you are only criticizing women when they do unwomanly things. You weren't criticizing Whoopi Goldberg or

LEWIS: No, you want to talk about - talk about Lucille Ball, Whoopi Goldberg, you talk about

LEWIS: I got Phyllis Diller on the telethon this year. I mean, there's nobody better in the business than Phyllis. And anyone that would have made that statement should have been destroyed. I said very clearly -- and it is on the tape in the Martin Short interview -- some comedians that are females make me uncomfortable. Why? Because I'm mid-Victorian, old-fashioned. And I just think -- I still open doors for ladies. I still move a seat under for a lady. And my wife gets the kind of glorious attention that a lady is entitled to. OK?”

Mattie on Jan 14, 2012 at 17:14:32

“Thanks for that, it's nice to see what he really said. Fake outrage is never a good thing. Fake outrage over a 14 year old comment is just ridiculous, and it makes this guy look petty and stupid.”

Mister Serene on Jan 14, 2012 at 13:37:19

“In other words, Apatow wrongly paraphrased an interview Jerry Lewis gave more than a decade ago. Seems he didn't even quote his out of context. Not uncommon in today's shoot from the hip society.”