I caught Lewis Black's "History of the Joke" on the History Channel last night. It was a really interesting and funny show, interviewing dozens of famous and not-so-famous comics about what components make up "the perfect joke", why people laugh, and other topics.
It reminded me of one of the all time funniest movie/documentaries I've seen in my life, (or am likely to), "The Aristocrats", in which, again, dozens of comedians tell and disect a joke who's claim to fame is that the sicker, more absolutely gross, more disgusting and twisted you can make the set up, the funnier the punch line, which happens to be, "The Aristocrats!" (Ironically, one of the most vile, sick (and funny) renditions in the film is delivered by Bob Saget, the Funniest Home Videos guy.)
At any rate, thought I'd share a few of the jokes from the show. (Just pretend it's someone really funny delivering them.) I may add a few more later.
The first couple are G rated.
Q. Why was the raspberry sad?
A. Because his mother was in a jam.
Oswald my bubble gum.
A guy walks goes to see a doctor,
The doctor tells him, "You've got to stop masturbating."
"Stop masturbating? Why?"
"I'm trying to give you an exam." (rim shot)
OK, OK, I remember another. (don't stop me, I'm on a roll.)
I'll clean this one up a little.
A guy and a woman are standing in an elevator.
As they stand there, the woman asks, "Can I smell your butt?"
The guy responds indignantly, "No."
The woman says, "Oh, then it must be your feet."
Thank you... thank you.... I'll be here all week.
Don't forget to try the veal.