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Carolyn Dever

Carolyn Dever

1. When you hear the old shibboleth that “women don’t have a sense of humor” or are “less funny than men,” your immediate response is_______________.

Well, biology is destiny. Have you ever seen a penis?

2. Were you funny as a kid? Were you funnier (or less funny) as teenager?

As a kid, I was not in the least bit funny; my face appeared in the dictionary next to the word “earnest.” As a teenager, family life went off the rails, and funny became a survival strategy learned from my younger brother.

3. What’s the most notable way your life would be different if you didn’t have your sense of humor?

It would be nowhere near a glamorous and dazzling, obvs.