There's another class of jokes that I come back to though: "nailed it" jokes. These aren't necessarily long or deep or anything like that. But whenever I encounter that person/thing/whatever in real life, I think of the joke. Some examples...
Mitch Hedberg on flyers: "When someone tries to hand me a flyer, it’s kinda like they’re saying, 'Here, you throw this away.'"
Daniel Tosh on "spiritual" people: "You ever hear girls say that? 'I'm not religious, but I'm spiritual.' I like to reply with 'I'm not honest, but you're interesting!'"
The Onion: "I Think That Stripper Really Liked Me"
Todd Barry on guys with neck tattoos: "Hey man, you forgot to not do that."
Pat Dixon: "I married my high school sweetheart which was a big moment for me. If you marry your high school sweetheart, it's like saying, 'You know what? I looked all over the school and you...'"
All simple jokes, yet I still think about 'em months/years after hearing 'em. That's something special.
Labels: about standup
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