Men vs. Women: Who Is Funnier?

New research delves into the age old question of which gender is the funniest.
2:10 | 10/23/11

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Can't do you think's funny or men or women. That's Dicey question Claiborn what do you think Buchanan. Band member volume and empathy as -- bring -- how ironic that. -- angered I didn't -- little scared to say yeah. Apparently though there is there isn't funny thing isn't science now on this issue there's a new study and it's -- been done. And hear the results. My friend I'm -- I don't. Are the Christian week I'm wrong -- Or Will Ferrell. Lucille Ball. Gone -- -- home prices taxes and mini skirts or Bob. When it comes to humor is there -- funny -- sex we have an appointment when an item. More people -- amendment right. The good guys may be onto something according to a new study that seems straight out of the -- -- episode. Fourteen in the New Yorkers and get this. Meaning that and you -- -- this. A group with men and women were asked to write captions for New Yorker cartoons. And -- which were funny -- -- We found that men -- player. Just by a hair it. And they're mostly funny or to other men the study also found -- not so funny captions -- most often attributed to a woman. Even if they were manmade. Do you think it's. A stereotype that minute -- I think that part yes -- respect -- -- we took our unscientific poll to one of the funniest places on earth Chicago's -- And city will release teach English to the -- Jim Carlson and stage -- -- she worked the same stage that launched John Belushi Bill Murray Tina Fey and Gilda Radner. When -- -- not look at. On purpose because it's not attacked I mean we may be more crass. Does that make it funny here before the guys start including one more point. We found here that -- confidence outstripped their competence. They thought they would He would be a lot funnier than that and they are actually found now that's funny. For Good Morning America Barbara Pinto ABC news Chicago.

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