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Have You Experienced the Funny/Pretty Conundrum?


Pretty comediennes often complain that because they're attractive, some people think they can't be funny. And funny women often try to tone down their beauty so that they're judged by their humor, not their looks. Both Phyllis Diller and Lily Tomlin have discussed how they downplayed their appearance to be taken more seriously as comedians, as did Lucille Ball.

But after seeing Amy Poehler at last night's Time party, I like to think we've made some progress. The mom-to-be looks beautiful (and she looks like she's thinking some pretty amusing thoughts, too). Have you ever felt like your looks kept you from being seen as a funny person?

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