Monday, November 19, 2012

A Joke to Start the Week: Victor Borge and His Barber


Long before there was Old Jews Telling Jokes, there was The Funniest Joke I Ever Heard, a pair of 1984 television specials co-produced by Dick Clark and broadcast on ABC, in which celebrities shared their favorite joke.

A celebrity featured on the show was one of our favorite comedians, Victor Borge (1909-2000), the pianist, composer, songwriter, entertainer and actor. Born Borge Rosenbaum, he was educated at the Conservatory of Copenhagen. His hilarious performances and antics at the piano in his one-man show Comedy in Music earned him the title of Clown Prince of Denmark.

In this video from The Funniest Joke I Ever Heard, Victor Borge tells of a funny encounter with Mr. Schwartz, his barber in Denmark. Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)


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