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Is this a funny joke?

Asked by cazzie (24503points) June 22nd, 2012

‘I have often thought about trying stand-up comedy as a career, but I don’t think it would help our family financially, because most of my jokes are at my husband’s expense.’

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ucme's avatar

It’s an old school joke, being doing the rounds for years. Amusing rather than funny, I like to call it smile humour as opposed to laughing like a drunken hyena humour.

ragingloli's avatar

It is not.

YARNLADY's avatar

I got a chuckle out of it. I don’t remember hearing/reading it before.

Kayak8's avatar

Not too much. I read the question followed by the details, went back and read the question and the details again to realize THAT was the joke . . .

syz's avatar

Too obvious.

gailcalled's avatar

I looked for the link to the joke, so, no.

Blackberry's avatar

I thought it was funny.

Ok, not laugh out loud funny, but it certainly made me smile. It works if one is intentionally telling cheesy jokes.

wundayatta's avatar

It’s a slow-burner. I like it. Subtle. I think it’s a good sign that people didn’t realize it was the joke for a while. You’re out ahead of most people.

rebbel's avatar

Could have been a Joan Rivers joke (in my opinion), so, no, not that funny (to me).

erichw1504's avatar

No LOLz for me.

erichw1504's avatar

Here is a funny joke:

Why was Dracula’s wife up all night?
Because of his coffin.

ucme's avatar

The Bee Gees are releasing a new album, How Deep Is Your Bruv

Aethelwine's avatar

I did the same as @Kayak8. I wondered if you forgot to put the joke in the details, then realized what the joke was. It did make me smile and laugh on the inside once I realized what the joke was. You aren’t quiet around here about your history with your husband. The joke is a good one coming from you.

CWOTUS's avatar

It’s witty, which can often be funny. If you combine this into some sort of monologue with other similar observations, irony and wit, then it can appeal to those who can keep up with that kind of humor. Sadly, many cannot. Stand-alone zingers like this are not usually funny unless the wit is so sly and subtle that even keen observers don’t catch it at first; then it can be laugh-out-loud funny to them.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

It belongs in the Borscht Belt in the 50’s.

Dr_C's avatar

not very funny.

Sunny2's avatar

Phyllis Diller would laugh. . . . . . all the way to the bank.

LittleLemon's avatar

I love cheesy jokes, and I hadn’t heard this before. I just told it to my coworker and she facepalmed, so I’d say go for it. As long as you have the right intonation with it, it could be good.

bewailknot's avatar

Got a chuckle out of me, but I tend to find lots of things funny.

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