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Comedy Tonight | bare capitalism


By Lambert Strether of Corrente

Affected person readers, this title of this put up is just not Lambert-style mild irony, alluding to a farce about the collapse of the Roman empire (written — I used to be at this time years outdated after I realized this, go determine — by Stephen Sondheim). Moderately, I believed that after the multi-course extravaganza of dangerous information, dangerous religion… effectively, I’m at a loss, let’s to to the algos–

— however there are not any dangerous kids in my life, so good! Higher than anticipated! “Multi-course extravaganza,” I say, requiring a palate cleanser, “a neutral-flavored meals or drink that removes meals residue from the tongue permitting one to extra precisely assess a brand new taste” (of bullshit, little question, since realism springs everlasting).

It occurred to me that jokes, whether or not one-liners or sketches, could be one such residue-cleaning gadget. Additionally, laughter is sweet for stress and the immune system. And so I’ve aggregated some humor. I hope the jokes don’t bomb, and I hope, whether or not they do or not, you’ll contribute your individual!

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Starting firstly with a bartender joke:

A bartender says, “We don’t serve time vacationers in right here!”

A time traveler walks right into a bar.

Swap in a pet retailer:

If there’s a comedy vertical with a wealthy vein of jokes on the Twitter, I didn’t discover it:

Children discover child jokes humorous:

One other child joke, however an older child:

NFT-adjacent, so horridly commoditized in a roundabout way….

Shifting to stand-up and video, extra one-liners:

There are a lot of duck jokes, that is Mitch Hedberg’s:

I actually wished to seek out some Phyllis Diller, however I couldn’t discover something appropriate:

“Mom Theresa’s outdated formal!” 1984. on the finish of feminism’s second wave.

Bob Newhard, mild as soufflé:

Not all comedy is mild:

I ponder if these jokes land, at this time. They’re very Freudian, very ’50s. Maybe the household has fully modified?

Louis CK on race relations. Oh my, the punchline:

Regardless of Louis CK’s let’s assume unorthodox disgusting and creepy views on the buildup of social capital from unconsenting associates in his area, I nonetheless assume it is a nice sketch and much more worthwhile than something his detractors may produce. (It’s unhappy that nice artists aren’t at all times good folks.) “Give them a while to be cranky” is one thing I may take to coronary heart (versus kicking sideways, or down).

Richard Prior [a bit NSFW]:

Mudbone is a recurring Pryor character. Mudbone’s accent, oddly, introduced Bert and I to thoughts:

And ending on the dryest attainable observe, a brand new episode of Bob & Ray’s “Garish Summit” surfaces:

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I hope your palate is at the least refreshed, if not cleansed. This being Bare Capitalism, we most likely have some stand-up comedians within the readership; in that case, I ponder what y’all assume. I’ve tended to think about comedy and humor as timeless. However doing this aggregation, which has materials from after I was an adolescent all the way in which to at this time actually introduced house to me how embedded in time comedy actually is. If there’s a good historical past of comedy, I ought to go learn it. “It’s a joke!” Nicely, sure.

Anyhow, the primary objective of this put up was to present some laughs to the readership, and if any of you laughed, I’m glad. Additionally, please be happy so as to add jokes and sketches to the feedback!



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