As explained by Devdutt Patnaik, “Laughter strips the object of power and gives power to the one who laughs. When stand-up comics make fun of someone or something, their jokes are, in effect, criticism and mockery, highlighting a social issue or a family reality.” The fact that women aren’t supposed to be funny is again a reflection of usurping women’s power. A man can tolerate anything but not a woman laughing at men in public. The political patriarchs are as intolerant as men in general and have been repeatedly stressing upon the rights and wrongs of a woman’s behaviour in public.
“Why Is Women’s Laughter Always Loud, Immoral, and Unsanskari?” Tanya Jha. 8/14/18 Feminism in India.