Curtin: ‘Belushi Hated Women Writers’

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April 12, 2011 | 8:50pm EST

Movie legend John Belushi has been outed as a male chauvinist by his Saturday Night Live co-star Jane Curtin, who has revealed the Blues Brothers actor made it clear he didn’t think women were funny enough to be comedy writers.
Curtin dropped the bombshell about the late star during an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show on Tuesday.

The comedienne recalled behind-the-scenes hostility on the SNL set – because Belushi had no respect for the women on the hit show.

Curtin revealed, “John said, ‘Women are just fundamentally not funny’. You’d go to a table reading and if a woman writer had written a piece for John, he would not read it in his full voice; he would whisper it.

“He felt it was his duty to sabotage pieces that were written by women. It was very difficult.”