Comedy: What Is It? “crosses”
Post A Joke Pt. 1
Jokes by Bill Hicks
Created by Jennifer Kiley
©transgraphics by j. kiley
Alphabet Challenge “C” for “Comedy”
Bill Hicks was known to be a comedian similar to Lenny Bruce, very direct, socially conscious, pointed, sarcastic. He spoke the truth through humour and probably insulted the people who could not take a joke. Beware, his language is his language. I do not censor his language or his jokes. BEWARE LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. I am going to post one joke at a time over the next several weeks. Some may appeal to some and not to others and some may make you all laugh. Think of Bill telling them out loud and not as the voice in your head reading them to yourself. Read them slowly, for that is the way Bill Hicks did his shows, as if he were telling a story in a slow southern fashion. You might even try reading them out loud. Hopefully, you will get the jokes and enjoy them in the manor to which they are being delivered and shared. I, only, just accidentally came upon him and found him to be quite impressive. He lived to be only 32. So, he had a short life to get to his point. I think in what I have had the chance to listen to so far of his shows and delivery, he has contributed a great deal to the world. Many of his shows are available on YouTube video. I plan on listening to all I can find. If I find any other great jokes that are more than I have found already, I will share them on “the secret keeper.” Try to accept the jokes from who they came. He was born in 1961 and died in 1994. He had so much potential and I do believe his spirit is still with us today. I just wonder what he would have to say to the world now with all that is going on in this insane place. jk the secret keeper.
“Life doesn’t make any sense, and we all pretend it does. Comedy’s job is to point out that it doesn’t make sense, and that it doesn’t make much difference anyway.” ― Eric Idle
“Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy. You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more.” ― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle
“Here is my final point. About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography and smoking and everything else. What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I fuck, what I take into my body – as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet?” — Bill Hicks (appropriate for this post and my sentiments exactly. jk the secret keeper)
“The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can’t fake it…try to fake three laughs in an hour — ha ha ha ha ha — they’ll take you away, man. You can’t.” — Lenny Bruce
“Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.” ― Lenny Bruce, The Essential Lenny Bruce: his original unexpurgated satirical routines
“People who try to pretend they’re superior make it so much harder for those of us who really are.” ― Hyacinth Bucket
“I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.” ― Jane Wagner, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
“I wasn’t saying whatever they’re saying I was saying. I’m sorry I said it really. I never meant it to be a lousy anti-religious thing. I apologize if that will make you happy. I still don’t know quite what I’ve done. I’ve tried to tell you what I did do but if you want me to apologize, if that will make you happy, then OK, I’m sorry.” — John Lennon
“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.” ― James Thurber
“Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I’ll draw a sketch of thee.
What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B?”
― Spike Milligan