He treats this place like a hotel.

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  1. peter says:

    Just brilliant! 🙂

  2. Laripu says:

    “… and we killed Jesus because he refused to become a doctor or lawyer.”

    Just a boy going into his Father’s business. ???

  3. Jesus F Iscariot says:

    As a Jewish American comedian liked to say, “I’m off to the land of my people—Miami.”
    Maybe you have to be a North American to relate!?

  4. Son of Glenner says:

    Another cracker! I love it, and I’m not even Jewish.

  5. samhuff96 says:

    It wasn’t the Jesus. The “New Testament” clearly states the Italians kill Jesus.

  6. Someone says:

    I love Jewish humor. They’re among the best at taking the piss.

  7. Laripu says:

    Jesus F Iscariot:
    I’m not certain, but I think it was the same comedian that authored the joke I used, uncredited. Probably the great Lennie Bruce.

    If anyone wants to see a very well acted version of him, he’s portrayed as a character in “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”. The actor has studied all Bruce’s physical and vocal mannerisms and does them very well. (That and Fleabag are my favorite shows ever!) If you want to see a funny fictional version of the 1950s and 60s Jewish comedy scene in NYC, that’ll be worth your time.

    I know this because 46 years ago, in junior college, I wrote a paper for an English course in satire, on Lennie Bruce. I listened to and watched many hours of him. There was some great stuff about Jesus and Moses coming back to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, and the panicked bishop calling the Vatican, asking them to take care of the problem: Because they paid protection money, as if to the mafia.

    Jewish comedians used to be big. Less so, nowadays, because everyone’s caught up.

  8. “sudden Exodus” – he’s a funny guy.

  9. jb says:

    If Lennie Bruce were alive today he would be instantly cancelled. He certainly wouldn’t be playing any college campuses!

  10. Laripu says:

    jb, maybe you’re right. What do you think he’d say that would disqualify him?

  11. jb says:

    Stuff like this. (Turn the volume way down if you’re at work — I don’t want to get you cancelled!)

  12. Son of Glenner says:

    Laripu & jb: Strong stuff from Lennie Bruce! But I think he missed out the p*lacks, the ch*nks and the p*kis. Maybe there were just none of them in New York City in the Sixties? Or maybe I just didn’t hear them in his very rapid delivery.

  13. Laripu says:

    jb, I remember that.
    At the time, it wasn’t nearly as controversial, except for the conclusion he reached, which I believe wasn’t in that audio excerpt: That if the word lost all its power, it wouldn’t make a child cry. He wasn’t railing against people who hated the word. He was criticizing racism.

    Context is everything.

    I’ll listen to it again soon.

    I doubt he’d be saying that today. There’s way too much low-hanging fruit to use as material from Trump and his little mafia family.

    But no worries about playing it at work. I’ve been working at home since mid-March.


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