Every Joke is a Little Miracle

Filed Under Stand-Up Comedy

aspecialthing.com serves up another installment of Birth of a Joke, this time featuring the familiar-to-reality-daters comic Chris Hardwick. The cool thing about this installment of “Birth” is how it demonstrates again how little you need some set-ups. In his first time telling the new joke, Chris naturally details how he discovered the observation he finds funny… hicks prejudiced to robots. This story involves his band researching films for a music video and finding an old short with a robot who’s essentially a slave, then the leap of slavery to racism and then the leap to prejudiced hicks. It’s a lot of ground to cover for the punchline. It’s great to see how it all gets circumvented and create a run that really works, including the strong punch that inspired the joke in the first place. Check it out.

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