Commentary 24 Sep 2007 07:52 pm
My print column from last week has some great one-liners from Henny Youngman. You can read it here.
I like stand-up comedy, although I rarely attend comedy clubs or watch comedians on television. Too much material these days is too raunchy for my tastes. I love an off-color joke as much as the next guy, but I like it laced with wit, too. Some of today’s comedians consider dropping obscenities as a substitute for good material. I don’t.
Youngman is from an earlier era of comedy. I like his material. It’s funny on the page, so I can only imagine it was even better when he delivered it live.