The TCM 14th Film Festival has drawn to a close, and more people are now aware of more movies that are being shown by Turner Classics or that they can explore on their own.
But that wasn't before one of the biggest highlights of the weekend when funny guy Jerry Lewis finally got his footprints and handprints into the Walk of Fame in front of the famous Chinese Theatre.
That is "funny guy" and not "funny girl" or "funny lady." Jerry Lewis once again reiterated his controversial statement that women can't be very funny. He did say that Lucille Ball was “brilliant” and that he was impressed by Carol Burnett, but he had exceptions.
See more exclusive photos of Jerry Lewis, along with friends like comic Richard Lewis and director Quentin Tarantino, in the photo gallery attached.
He originally said at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival: “I don’t like any female comedians.” He thinks of them as baby-making machines that bring children into the world. He tried to clarify his previously controversial stand, but it didn't help much.
Seeing a woman project the kind of aggression that you have to project as a comic just rubs me wrong. And they’re funny — I mean you got some very, very funny people that do beautiful work — but I have a problem with the lady up there that’s going to give birth to a child — which is a miracle.
In this era of women still struggling to get equal pay for equal work, those statements are particularly telling. And, for example, when another white guy is named to replace David Letterman on late night talk shows, the only woman in the bunch remains Chelsea Handler in the "Chelsea Lately" show.