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Wildly funny or wildly offensive, Sarah Silverman can joke around like one of the guys

Marc Lecureuil / Comedy Central

Sarah Silverman

Women aren't funny. This is the premise of a long essay in January's Vanity Fair by Christopher Hitchens, best known for his broadsides against Mother Teresa and defenses of the Iraq war. His first theory as to why--in a nutshell--is that women don't need to make men laugh to impress them. (Either that, Chris, or they just don't try that hard in front of you.) His second--in a smaller nutshell--is that they make babies. "Those who risk agony and death to bring children into this fiasco simply can't afford to be too frivolous," he wrote. "They are innately aware of a...

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