Mindy Kaling: There's No Debate About Whether Women Are Funny

Responds to comments by "Wreck-It-Ralph" co-star Adam Carolla

Mindy Kaling has no interest in continuing the debate about whether women are funny.

Kaling, a writer and star on "The Office" and the creator and star of Fox's upcoming "The Mindy project," addressed what she says is a non-issue at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

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She was asked about a comment by Adam Carolla that female writers are "always the least funny on the writing staff." She and Carolla are both among the voice talent for the upcoming Disney movie "Wreck-It Ralph."

"Anything about putting into question whether women are funny or funny writers, I can't comment on because it's just so ridiculous," she said. "It kind of keeps the argument alive. I said in my book, it's like a nonsensical argument that we choose to keep alive by commenting on. It's just beneath everyone by having it be a debate."

Kaling's book is "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)."