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The Jon Hamm Problem: You Can't Be Handsome And Funny. Pick One.

By Joanna Robinson | Lists | November 25, 2011 |

By Joanna Robinson | Lists | November 25, 2011 |

Last year I saw that spindly, pale comedic genius Conan O’Brien honored at the San Francisco Sketchfest. He was joined on stage by Patton Oswalt and Andy Richter. None of them, by their own admission, conventionally good looking fellas. After several bottles of wine (consumed onstage…to our delight), the subject of Jon Hamm came up. Richter stayed out of it as Patton and O’Brien railed in mock outrage against The Powers That Be that a man so physically perfect could be so preternaturally hilarious. This is the fuzzy, hard to hear highlight of O’Brien’s rant. That “diamond puss” bit gets me every time.

Because, in order to be funny you need to be ugly, right? Like, there has to be something wrong and dark in your life to drive you to comedy, yes? Comedy is the one thing the portly, bearded guys and knobby-kneed introverts have over the Jon Hamm’s of the world. That’s the only reason guys like Jonah Hill and Zach Galifianakis are worthy of our attention. Cause they can crack a joke? Well a) F*ck that. I like portly bearded guys and spindly gents. And b) Well, alas, this simply isn’t true. Because “hot” dudes can be funny too. Oh you knew this was coming. We here at Pajiba never do tit without the tat. So here, for your pleasure, are twelve hot dudes with wicked comedic timing. Interestingly, a lot of the guys featured here also popped up on that *ssholes list I wrote last week. I guess if you’re handsome and funny, the least you can do is be a d*ck about it. And because of no good, very bad double standards, I wasn’t able to find as many photos of these dudes “mincing about in underwear” (to quote a commenter from last night). Nonetheless, I tried to give you as much lurid eye candy as I could. Because I care.

Josh Hopkins—“Cougar Town”

Jon Hamm—“SNL” “30 Rock” “Mad Men”

Neil Patrick Harris—“How I Met Your Mother”

Ryan Kwanten—“True Blood”

Damon Wayans Jr.—“Happy Endings”

Garret Dillahunt—“Raising Hope” (I do not endorse whatever weird fetishistic stigmata/Richie Tennenbaum thing Dillahunt has going on his wrist in this photo.)

Rob Lowe—“Parks and Recreation” (I’m more of an Adam Scott girl myself, but The Hedgehog is no match for Lowe in the abs department.)

Nathan Fillion—“Castle”

Ryan McPartlin—“Chuck”

John Krasinski—“The Office” (Like sands through the hourglass, I have no idea what is going on in this photo.)

Joel McHale and Donald Glover—“Community” (This is as close as I could get to the lesbionic splendor of Jacobs and Brie. Enjoy. Oh, sure, it’s no McHale in man panties, but it’ll do.)

Joanna Robinson, for the record, thinks Conan O’Brien is ferociously attractive. Oh, also, salad is murder? Crawl up my ass, if you would be so kind.