Lizzy Caplan is funny, sexy, and seriously talented. She can do it all — and has — in a career that’s spanned from Mean Girls to Masters of Sex. But maybe she’s a little too good.
That’s what Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman posits when the actress stops by his IFC show on Thursday. Does she ever wonder if maybe there are too many complex, dynamic roles for women in Hollywood? Maybe the ladies better slow it down and give the boys a chance.
“Boys can be funny,” Caplan reasons, cheekily poking fun at the lack of opportunities for women in the mainstream comedy landscape. “I just think maybe they haven’t had the opportunity to be funny for as long as girls have,” she adds, trying not to laugh.
Sidekick Reggie Watts has another theory why men haven’t been given a fair shake in comedy, and it has to do with biology. Check out his reasoning — and the full exclusive clip — below:
Later, Caplan hangs out behind Watts’ keyboard and lays down an original track. Take a look below:
Lizzy Caplan appears on Comedy Bang! Bang! this Thursday at 10:30 p.m. ET on IFC.