The easiest way to describe being a woman in comedy is like, imagine a woman... now imagine she has a job. Yeah. It's like that.
Why do you think there are fewer female comedians?
They die very young. A lot of them die as babies. My guess is, pretty much every woman that dies before their natural time in old age, was going to be a female comedian and then just died so couldn't be.
Or, she might have truly awful jokes and no persona whatsoever and then it's practically impossible to succeed. It can be very tough.
I'm a big fan of Tim Minchin, I know he's not technically a comedienne but sometimes he breaks all the rules and says things that relate to both genders which I think is just groundbreaking.
Other jobs I considered but rejected include:
Female everything else