Never Tell an Alligator “Bite My Snatch”

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:

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22 thoughts on “Never Tell an Alligator “Bite My Snatch””

  1. I’m old enough to remember buying Steve Martin comedy albums on LPs and playing them repeatedly, howling with laughter no matter how many times I heard the jokes.

    To this day, whenever I hear anyone talk about “singing from their diaphragm” I automatically think “that would take YEARS to learn!!”

    Good times.

      1. I LOVE THAT MOVIE! People are skeptical when I tell them it is a Babs movie, but it is one of the most charmingly funny movies I have ever seen. I debated putting one of her (Madeline Kahn’s) What’s Up Doc moments in here (where she’s being dragged out of the ballroom screaming) but it didn’t work without more context.

  2. My approach to taking my Jurisprudence exam was if I had a mind blank, to just write down the Bruce’s Philosophers Song, do a funny little dance and leave.


    It thankfully didn’t come to that, but I do know it off by heart.

    1. I was inordinately proud the first time I was able to sing “Just as sloshed as Schlegel” without getting my tongue twisted.

      I have never met you, but I can totally picture you doing your funny little dance and leaving the room with a “G’day Bruce!”

      1. Aw, that’s one of the most lovely compliments that someone has ever paid to me!

        I’m also quite proficient with the 4 Yorkshiremen Skit, I’ve just discovered Alan Rickman, Harry Enfield, Vic Reeve and Eddie Izzard doing it.

        (If someone could teach me how to embed videos, I’d be ever so grateful!)



        1. Apparently it is not as easy to fix out here in the comments as it is when you are writing a post. All I know how to do is unlink the url and YouTube embedding magic happens, but it didn’t work when I tried it in a comment. This would be a good thing to know.

          Anyway, that is fantastic. I am particularly fond of Eddie Izzard. He is pretty AND funny, and just the right amount of dirty. I don’t mind off-color jokes, but I hate it when someone tries to be funny by being as rude as they possibly can.

          1. I spent NYE watching his infamous Dress to Kill. I spent a lot of time just drunkenly yelling CAKE OR DEATH? I’m very much the same with my humour. I prefer it to be clever and witty. I used to think Jimmy Carr was clever until I saw his stand up- hideous rape jokes, bad one liners and just rude without reason. Totally turned me off him.

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