Do I dare to follow up on this?
In stand-up comedy, women tend to simply complain about their family, or complain about their failed personal relationships. They complain about their love life. And of course other women find this to be funny. Of course there are exceptions... women who speak to bigger truths. Many comediennes from Saturday Night Live are a riot. I saw a clip this week of some gal, whose name I don't remember, who was a riot.
Men sometimes bellyache about their upbringing or personal family members or crappy love life... but not nearly as much. Thus, they are funnier to more people because they speak about things we all can relate to. Yesterdays clip I saw was a guy going on about a guy next to him on a plane eating pancakes out of a bag. See? We can all understand that. It's not just a gal bitching about her personal love life to a bunch of sympathetic gals.