When former Disney (DIS) - Get Report CEO Michael Eisner attributed Goldie Hawn's success to her being a beautiful and funny woman -- because someone with those traits combined is the "hardest artist to find" -- he was joking, right?
"From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman. By far," Eisner said in an onstage conversation with Hawn. "They usually - boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online - but usually, unbelievably beautiful women, you being an exception, are not funny."
Eisner is right about one thing -- yes, he's in trouble. Did he forget about the fact, say, that not only can former VH1 talk show host Jenny McCarthy deliver loads laughter, but she also posed as a Playboy centerfold?
Has Eisner ever heard about the Saturday Night Live beauty that is Tina Fey or the There's Something About Mary bombshell that is Cameron Diaz? What about Whose Line is it Anway? host Aisha Tyler!? You cannot get any more gorgeous and funny than that.
And, frankly, you can just as easily say that extremely good-looking male comedians are a bigger anomaly.
No offense to Jerry Seinfeld, Jack Black and Aziz Ansari, but attractiveness isn't their strong suit, they'd surely agree. The funny-guy ranks are riddled with the likes of awkward-looking Carrot Top, Gilbert Godfrey and Chris Rock. Where are all these hilarious, male-model types Eisner alludes to as more abundant than their female counterparts?
Afterall, heartthrobs Brad Pitt and Chris Hemsworth aren't exactly beloved for their jokes.
Here are six beautiful and hilarious female comedians that will leave you wondering if Eisner himself is a comedian when he claims beautiful and funny women are "impossible" to find.
1. Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz has proven her comedic charm over and over again with roles in movies like The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary.
But Diaz has proven her sunny, high-cheekboned looks are indeed valuable for roles that demand sex appeal like in Charlie's Angel's (and it's sequel), The Green Hornet and Bad Teacher. In fact, Diaz began her career as a model with Elite Modeling Agency.
2. Aisha Tyler
Aisha Tyler is co-host of CBS's The Talk and is host of Whose Line is it Anyway?, an improv comedy show. She's had numerous funny bits in television and film.
But funny Tyler can easily get by on her looks as well -- she played the beautiful lawyer Andrea Marino in the television series Ghost Whisperer.
3. Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler hosted her own comedic talk show Chelsea Lately on E! from 2007 to 2014, cracking up audiences with quips about celebrities and her dating life, which is full of adventure thanks to her good looks.
Handler has been ranked in Maxim's Hot 100 list twice, once in 2009 and once in 2010. She's also been featured on the cover of Playboy and on several other fashion and lifestyle magazine covers.
4. Amy Schumer
A no-holds-barred stand-up comedian, Amy Schumer, with her gently curled blonde locks and bright smile is certainly easy on the eyes -- and Entertainment Weekly apparently agrees.
Schumer posed on racy April EW cover sans clothes for an article that toasted her as "comedy's funny, filthy, fearless new voice." Schumer's standup comedy special Mostly Sex Stuff premiered in August 2012 on Comedy Central. She created a sketch comedy series and promoted it with standup comedy tours. She also wrote and stars in Trainwreck, which is set to be release in July.
5. Whitney Cummings
Whitney Cummings is the creator and star of the NBC sitcom Whitney, which ran from 2011 to 2013 and was based on her life and comedy routines. She is the co-creator of CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.
But before she became a successful funny girl, complete with hour-long comedy specials on Comedy Central, stunning Cummings was as a model.
6. Tina Fey
Tina Fey's work in comedy runs deep. Fey was co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update when she left the show to develop 30 Rock, which ran from 2006 to 2013.
Among her film achievements, Fey wrote and co-starred in Mean Girls and starred in Baby Mama, Admission and This is Where I Leave You.
While Fey keeps her career focused on the funny, her red carpet looks frequently garner media attention, with much of it focused on her va-va-voom appearance.
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