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Jerry Lewis says women can be funny but not when they're crude

Jerry Lewis says women are funny, but not as crude standup comics.The 88-year-old entertainer was criticized for expressing his distaste for female comedians a few years ago, but in clarifying his comments, he called Lucille Ball "brilliant" and said Carol Burnett is "the greatest female entrepreneur of comedy."Ball "went to the lowest level of the barrel, and she was brilliant because of it," Lewis said Saturday after leaving his hand and footprints in cement outside Hollywood's Chinese Theatre."Seeing a woman project the kind of aggression that you have to project as a comic just rubs me wrong. And they're funny — I mean you got some very, very funny people that do beautiful work — but I have a problem with the lady up there that's going to give birth to a child — which is a miracle," Lewis said. "But when you have women like Carol Burnett, that's the greatest female entrepreneur of comedy. I just saw Carol at the Smith Center at home in Vegas, and I was stunned by how brilliant she ...

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