The oldest joke on record, a Sumerian proverb, was first told all the way back in 1900 B. Yes, it was a fart joke: “Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap.” Don’t feel bad if you don’t get it — something was definitely lost in time and translation (you have to imagine it was the Mesopotamian equivalent of “Women be shopping”), but not before the joke helped pave the way for almost 4,000 years of toilet humor.
It’s just a shame we’ll never know the name of the Sumerian genius to whom we owe Blazing Saddles.
First, we decided early on that these jokes needed to be performed and recorded at some point.
Second, with apologies to Monty Python, whose influence on contemporary comedy is tremendous and undeniable, we focused only on American humor. And fourth, the list doesn't include comedy that we ultimately felt was bad, harmful, or retrograde.
So I ordered French toast during the Renaissance.” Tommy Cooper came second place with his joke: “Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. But I think it’s Colin.” Fifth place went to John Bishop for his gag: “Being an England supporter is like being the over-optimistic parents of the fat kid on sports day.” Peter, who went to Mount St Joseph High School, also landed 29th place for his gag: “I saw a fat person wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. ’” Other comedians with jokes in the top 50 include Ricky Gervais, Rowan Atkinson, Benny Hill, Bill Bailey, Tim Vine, Michael Mc Intyre and Sarah Millican.
They charged one and let the other one off.” And he also took third place with: “Apparently, one in five people in the world are Chinese.
This category has a growing collection of real *FUNNY JOKES* on greetings cards *FREE Funny e-cards & cartoon postcards with comic style jokes* and *Humor Cards* to raise a laugh with short cheeky messages, naughty jokes with amusing images & pictures to send with smileys and animated gifs for children & adults, friends, family & sweethearts to Brighten the Day Free *FUNNY* Cartoon e Cards to send by e-Mail* with No Sign Up / No registration... Humor Quote by - Mark Twain A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. Humor Quote by - Henry Ward Beecher A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
just choose a card, add music & an animated text message and send by email.. humor Quote by - Mignon Mc Laughlin A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
(Fox, Bonanos, Keifer, O'Neal, Czajkowski, Love, Mc Glynn, Ess, Reilly, Jaffe, Kavner, and Schilling wrote the blurbs.) Without further ado, here are the 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy.COMEDIAN Peter Kay has been crowned king of the one-liner.The Bolton funnyman’s joke about a Dutch girl with inflatable shoes has been voted the funniest one-liner ever.Many of the jokes in top 50 are from true, British comic legends.“Gags from comedy geniuses such as Peter Kay, Michael Mc Intyre and Tommy Cooper are all ranked highly.” The Farnworth-born Phoenix Nights star also had a joke in fourth place: “I went to a restaurant that serves breakfast at any time.
A joke, as defined by this list, is a discrete moment of comedy, whether from stand-up, a sketch, an album, a movie, or a TV show.