10 Comedians Whose Sense Of Humor Has Landed Them Women Who Are “Out Of Their League”
Yesterday, a guy friend of mine IM'd me with something weighing on his mind. "Can we talk about how Daenerys Targaryen is dating Stewie?! You need to do a slideshow about guys who are dating women way out of their league." He was of course referring to the recent coupling of Emilia Clarke, the actress who plays Daenerys on "Game Of Thrones," and Seth MacFarlane, the creator of "Family Guy." The thing is, while I acknowledge that Emilia is a goddess unparalleled, I couldn't get all that worked up about her dating a guy who, quite factually, is less attractive than she is (my friend said that some of Seth's expressions recall Sloth from "Goonies," if you wanted a sense of just how unattractive he finds MacFarlane).
"Dude," I wrote back. "I actually think he's kind of hot. I like a guy who can do many, many voices." My friend then said that his sister found him hot as well, but he just didn't get it. I tried to explain: "A sense of humor goes a long way. Why do you think there's such a long history of kind of homely to downright ugly comedians dating smokin' hot women?"
Which is not to say I always get it myself. While I see the appeal of Seth MacFarlane (though he is no Khal Drogo), some of these comedian/hottie pairings have left me scratching my head because the funny didn't out weigh the fugly. Sorry, Andy Dick...