A Serious Post about Comedy
I laughed through this post...esp. the Stalin joke.
"They've run out of bullets" might be the most Russian punchline I've ever heard lol. Great post
I don’t think Hitchens was right. But paradoxically I don’t think he was entirely wrong. And I follow A LOT of extremely funny women on Twitter. Also, in fairness, he made an exception for 1) Jewish women and 2) fat women.
But never mind that. In the USSR a guy is walking home a bit before curfew. He passes a checkpoint, and the guard picks up a rifle and shoots him. A bystander exclaims, good heavens, why did you do that? The guard replies, “I know where that guy lives -- he would never have made it.”
(Wait, Mari -- did you tell that one the other day?)
OK so Brezhnev is with his mistress and says to her, “what would you like, my little turtle dove? I’ll do anything for you.” and she says, “oh Leonidichka, I want you to open the borders.” and Brezhnev smiles lasciviously and says, “Ah, you want to be alone with me!”
“Let’s make sure he’s dead!”
A true classic!
Sullivans Travels is one of my favorite films. And I loved these jokes (the hunter one made me laugh out loud). Great stuff!
Someone told me once that puns were particular to English speakers, although I later heard (and believe) that it's even more so in Chinese (where there is even more opportunity for near-homonyms.) Do you know if German speakers have puns?
Here's a joke Lewis invented:
Helen Keller walks into a bar.
A lovely post - thank you. Watching Maria Bamford has helped me massively over the years with having more of a sense of humour about having OCD (and definitely inspired me to do stand-up about having the condition in my 20s). I prefer her stand-up to Lady Dynamite personally, but my favourite thing she's ever done is The Maria Bamford show: