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Among the student drama societies, clowning troupes and inexplicable international performance art are the comedians of the Edinburgh Fringe. We've picked some of our favourite one-liners and shorter jokes from the class of comics. The Edinburgh Fringe is effectively a chance to spend a month in a beautiful city listening to strangers reveal their every deficiency, mental health issue, relationship woe and flaw as a parent.
Rodney Dangerfield had captured the minds of his audience with his ribald, in-your-face humor. Dangerfield expired on October 6,and his death created a void. It is almost difficult to smile at jokes, but his quotes remind us that laughter is the essence of life.
Why is it so hard for women to find men that are sensitive, caring, and good-looking? Because those men already have boyfriends. How many gays does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
When I'm around you I can't think straight. Do you mind if I push in your stool? Nice butt!
Illustration by Giacomo Gambineri. Yes, a joke can be a one-liner built from a setup and a punch line, but it can also be an act of physical comedy. Pretending to stick a needle in your eye, or pooping in the street while wearing a wedding dress: both jokes.
Videography by Ken Kleiber. Like, my boss will ask me to recommend a trendy restaurant for her to eat at or the secretary will ask me to critique her outfit. Or the guy in marketing will ask me what it feels like to get fucked up the ass. You know what it feels like.
Q: What's that thing called when you're only attracted to married men and gay men? A: Oh. It's called single.