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Since Bridesmaids' crazy success, a lot of those inane "women aren't funny" articles have thankfully disappeared off the face of the internet. But unfortunately, they seem to have disappeared with the implication that women only got hilarious last year when Melissa McCarthy wore a golf hat. Matthew Perry, noted sarcastic dreamboat, was on hand at the Comedy Awards to tell people just how stupid that idea is.
Perry's takedown aired on Sunday night during Comedy Central's second annual awards show. Here's the entire speech:
"This year we saw many hilarious performances by women, as well as many idiotic articles from men about how women suddenly became funny. Yes, imagine how great The Mary Tyler Moore Show would've been had Mary, Betty White, Cloris Leachman, and Valerie Harper actually been funny. If only Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Gilda Radner, or Julia Louis-Dreyfus had been able to get a laugh. I guess what I'm saying is this wasn't the year women became funny; this was the year men finally pulled their heads out of their asses."
Really, all that's missing is a Madeline Kahn shout-out and a mic drop. Well played, good sir. I'm pretty sure everyone I know already loves you, but man, could you be any more awesome?
And with that Friends reference, I believe I'm officially allowed to retire.