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Quote of the day: JOKES

August 20, 2018

JOKES

Let’s say that we’re sending another Voyager out into space, and you get to choose the one joke we include on the golden record to represent comedy to the aliens. What joke would you pick? I would put in Rodney Dangerfield’s joke: “I was making love with my wife, and she had a faraway look in her eyes, and I said, ‘Darling, is there someone else?’ and she said, ‘There must be.’ ” That’s as perfect a joke as I can imagine.

–Jerry Seinfeld, interviewed by Dan Amira in the New York Times Magazine

Quote of the day: JOKES

September 11, 2016

JOKES

Among the standard topics of gag-writing back in my day were: mothers-in-law, parking problems, headaches, fags. One of the categories was fag jokes. I’d done them, but it never occurred to me that what we were doing was wrong. One day at a grocery store in Montauk, a deep voice standing next to me said right into my ear, “Really, Cavett? Fag jokes?” I turned directly into the face of the great Edward Albee and I realized, My god, yes, that time has passed.

Dick Cavett in the New York Times

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