Monday, October 14, 2013
Rabbi and Priest jokes are in a class unto themselves. In almost all cases, the priest is the straight man and the rabbi is either a punster, a wise guy, or a comedian.
Maybe it's because of the way we approach these jokes, but as we saw two weeks ago, where the joke teller was a minister, the result was the same.
In any case, the rabbi always gets the best line and seems to be the wiser of the two (or three, if the joke includes a minister).
Today's joke to start the week is an oldie but goodie. We don't know how old, because we don't have a date or location. But the joke teller, veteran comedian and actor Jerry Lewis, is older than we remember him as he delivers the punch line to a burst of applause from the audience.
Here's the setup: A rabbi and priest are seated together on a plane. And the flight attendant is checking to see if people would like a drink after takeoff. And then...
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