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Monday, October 17, 2016

Joke of the Week: Famous Last Words

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 4:00 AM

It's Monday, which means it's time for your weekly dose of locavore levity: the Joke of the Week! This week's joke comes from Burlington expat and current Baltimore resident Richard Bowen. Take it away, Richard…

"I ain't goin' out like this." — The last words of a guy who was about to go to the club but realized his outfit was whack and then died.

About that joke
Says Bowen: "If I had a nickel for every time I have turned a popular phrase or idiom into a joke, I would guess that I would have 50 to 60 nickels." 

Meet the Comedian, Richard Bowen

click to enlarge Richard Bowen - COURTESY OF RICHARD BOWEN
  • Courtesy of Richard Bowen
  • Richard Bowen
Bowen writes short, simple, "stupid" (his word) jokes which he tells to strangers each and every day. He tells them on, in and around bus stops, department store intercoms, coffee shops, libraries, sidewalks, crosswalks, the phone and sometimes to the drive-thru employees at McDonald's.

See Him Live
Bowen is the host comic for nationally touring comedian Aparna Nancherla's performances at the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22. He'll also perform at the weekly Comedy & Crêpes show at Skinny Pancake in Burlington on Monday, October 24.     

Think you can do better?

We're always looking for jokes from local comedians. We publish one joke each week, and you can read through previous ones here.

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Dan Bolles

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Dan Bolles is the Seven Days music editor. His column "Soundbites" appears weekly.

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