I think this also has to do with the fact that female-driven comedy is quirkier and not as much alpha-dog-in-your-face as male comedy. A lot of male comedy writers think women aren’t funny — when we’re just funny in a different way.
I mean, I think I’m pretty funny — but hardly anyone else does. (Or if they do, they’re not saying.) But I see the humor around me and could probably have written comedy. (How many other women do you know who were cracking jokes at their mother’s funeral?) But would male producers, used to hostile, slam-dunk comedy, think of hiring me? My guess is, no.