From The Devil Wears Prada to The September Issue, Anna Wintour (and caricatures inspired by her) has consistently shown us that being a bitch is the best way to get laughs in the modern era. Back in the prehistoric era of female comedy, when I Love Lucy was the only thing setting the tone, a funny woman meant one that was zany, kooky and generally daffy. Now, to be deemed worthy of having any hilarity value, one must attempt to get away with being a cunt when she’s actually being serious about it, though plays it off as though she’s “just kidding.”
Wintour’s latest example of effortlessly carrying off cuntery under the guise of it being a complete veneer is her appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. With the premise being that she is the true executive producer behind the show, Wintour is also credited by Meyers as being the brainchild behind Saturday Night Live, Animal House and Seinfeld. When the other writers learn that Wintour is their boss, they start dressing in formal wear to keep her satisfied and impressed, a testament to the humorousness of the fear she instills within people.
The fact that meticulousness and bluntness equates to being a bitch in a career setting is somewhat unfortunate, but hey, one must take what she can get in order to be considered a true comedienne. From choosing the costumes to determining the size of the bottle a person should be bludgeoned with, Wintour makes all key decisions on Late Night With Seth Meyers. As the sketch comes to a close, a moment of approval from Wintour incites Meyers to cry, after which she scolds, “Stop crying, you’re a grown man.” Her final blow solidifies just how much we love to watch a woman be a bitch to others, especially men. So thank you Anna, you truly are a twenty-first century Lucille Ball.