Women don’t need to be funny, but for most men if they can’t make a woman laugh they are out of the evolutionary contest. They’re never going to get laid. Most men are fantastically unattractive. What women see in them is mysterious to most men, as well as most women. If you can’t make them laugh, you don’t have a chance. With women, there is no need to be rendering yourself attractive to men in that way — we already find you attractive.