As a former Stand-Up Comic & a woman, the last time I checked; I can definitively say the majority of Comics are of the male persuasion. And, after being surrounded by their musky essence & testosterone prowess a good long time; it's true - the power over the adoring female in the audience comes into play.
In their defense; all Senators weren't Comics & not all Comics are predators - 99.9% just want to get their own sit-com!
For men - standing in front of a mic is a Chick Magnet; as we women fall in love through our ears - you know...sweet nothings, a sense of humor, 1/2 Off Sales!
Yes, even we Funny Girls who wait in the wings & the seated gigglers swooning over a quick wit & clown shoes - make their idols seem bigger than life & more lovable than they really are.
Whether it's 'boys will be boys' or the reason they get up on stage in the first place - at the end of the day...& the midnight show - the guys get off before their last punch line hits the potted plant!
Case in point, Louis C.K. & Al Freakin' Frankencense - today's 'Bad Boys of Comedy'!
Don't get me started on Bill Cosby; there's a special place in hell...yada, yada, yada.
I can only hope we can now begin to see there are various degrees of preverts in all professions - some you can escape from & others you can never forget.
Oh, I could go thru all the Comics of yesteryear who may have copped a feel or played tongue tango for a quick thrill - but like Franken; may have only been using them as a prop!
Unless it is a pattern...then all bets are off!
No excuses - but you have to remember; we who write & perform tend to not just think outside the box ; but around & underneath the box for jokes & bits - whether they're sophomoric or not.
For me, the perfect Trifecta would be if Roy Moore gets kicked to the curb first, followed by Trump & then take out Franken! But, just as in Horse Racing; our President cannot come in 4th - or we'll never see the end of him!
"Me too". "Me too" is no surprise! If your body hasn't been brushed-up against by a Neanderthal in your lifetime - you must live in a cave or a Nunnery!
In the future, let's hope we've made some new moral adjustments & treat all our body parts with respect.
As for me - now what am I gonna do with my 10 years-in-the-making TED Talk:
"Guys - Make Her Fall in Love with your Funny Bone"!
Oh well...I guess in Comedy & in life - it's all about timing!
Happy to say this article can also be seen in "Humor Times Magazine" but with more commas & exclamation points!