Men are funnier than women, researchers have claimed. They looked at the results of various studies in which people were asked to rate men and women’s humor (without knowing their sex first) and found that 63% of men were funnier than the average woman. Researchers analyzed the results of 28 studies which looked at how funny around 5,000 people were. They wanted to see whether the stereotype that men are funnier than women was true. “This stereotype is shared by both men and women – but of course, just because it exists does not mean it is true,” the author said. In many of the studies they looked at, men and women were asked to write a funny caption to accompany a cartoon and then independent judges rated their funniness without knowing their gender. The results found that “to the best of our knowledge, on average, men appear to have higher humour production ability than women.”