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'We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.'


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'An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.'


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'My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.'


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'Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.'


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'I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.'


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'Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs.'


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'I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.'


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'California is a fine place to live - if you happen to be an orange.'


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'The first time I sang in the church choir two hundred people changed their religion.'


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'I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.'


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'I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there.'


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'I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.'


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'We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.'


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'All I know about humor is that I don't know anything about it.'


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'The first time I sang in the church choir two hundred people changed their religion.'


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'An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.'


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'Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.'


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'The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand.'


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'The first time I sang in the church choir two hundred people changed their religion.'


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'The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand.'

 

 

 

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