I wanted to write something funny today, but when I sat down at the keyboard I realized that I didn’t have anything funny to say. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I cast around for inspiration, and all I could think of was an old Steve Martin joke:
You know, a lot of people come to me and they say, ‘Steve, how can you be so fucking funny?’ There’s a secret to it, it’s no big deal. Before I go out, I put a slice of bologna in each of my shoes. So when I’m on stage, I feel funny.
Sadly, I have no bologna in the house, so I’ve decided to let other people be funny for me. First up, the great man himself:
Next, this has always been one of my favorite bits. In fact, I have listened to it so many times on my Woody Allen stand-up record that when I was unexpectedly called upon to deliver a monologue in a theater class, I was able to pull out the moose joke with nary a falter:
Now, enough of the guys. Let’s bring out the funny ladies. I included a clip of Madeline Kahn in Board Game Trivia earlier this week, and it just wasn’t enough. She is amazingly funny, and classy to boot:
And, speaking of classy, I found this medley of Golden Girls fart jokes:
To close out this collage, I had never seen this before, but I fell in love as soon as I found it. The great Gilda Radner gives us the title for this post: