Humor is important to me. I'm a lover of laughter. I flock to funny people. There is nothing more entertaining to me (minus writing) than being around people who can make me laugh. I can rattle off countless male comedians who send me into a fit of giggles (Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Deon Cole, Sinbad, Bill Cosby, George Lopez are a few who come to mind). But there are just as many funny women to me (Roseanne, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wanda Sykes, Erika Alexander, Regina Hall).
What's better is I can think of even more women who are funny who I personally know. My mother is friggin' funny, specifically when she's not trying to be. She used to be the "if you don't have anything nice to say" type, but her filter in the past two to three years is long gone. And I live for her commentary. And when you get my mother, my father, my brother, and me on a group text, prepare for some shenanigans. None of us have good sense.
In my college years, a godsister who I was really close to told me something that still baffles me. She's always been funny. (Actually all of my godsisters are funny; I have a total of five.) But this one in particular shut the other four down and would always run around making faces, doing the most ridiculous dances, or just being randomly ridiculous. Picture Lucille Ball in a brown, coke-bottle body. But I noticed when she was around her boyfriend, she was intensely serious. So one day I asked her privately why she was so Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. She admitted that since her boyfriend wasn't particularly funny, she felt weird about being silly around him. She felt it seemed over the top. I told her that by hiding a huge part of her personality, he may be missing out on the best piece of her.
She pondered on it, but she never really changed around him. We've since lost touch, but I do know that the two are still in communication due to parenthood. But I hope, like all of the women mentioned above, that she passes that funny streak on to her daughter(s). Because there's never too much funny in the world of women.