Nina DiSesa: Can women be funny?

Nina DiSesa: Well, I think I am very funny, of course women could be funny, they look at there is still many funny women. Can women who are not making a living at being funny be funny? I think they can. I think that what stops us from really having a good time and from laughing and being funny as much as the men do is that we lack some of the confidence that men have, especially in the business place. It’s that you have to be very confident to be funny and to use humor as a method of getting people on your side. Recorded on: 2/29/08

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