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"HONEY BOY" EVANSMINSTREL KING SOME JOKER
Here is George "Honey Boy"
Evans' best joke :
"Every time I get the rheuma
tism, I go home to my wife, and
she kisses me on the cheek. It's
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a great cure. Why don't you try
"I will. That's a good idea.
When is your wife home?"
""Any joke," declared the
"Honey Boy," "that hits off a bit
of human nature is sure to get a
grandmother-funeral joke. That
very seldom makes a hit The
greatest joke in the world, of
course, is Taft -
"Jokes about married life or
love are what we call 'sure fire.'
There is always some one in the
audience who has been thereJiim
self. 4 "For instance, this:
"'I love ray wife, I kiss her
good-bye every morning. If I
didn't she wouldn't give me any
"Or this one;
" 'When I first married my wife,
I used to catch her In my arms.
Now I catch her in my pocket.'
"How do jokes come to me?
Well, I can't tell. Sometimes
when I am on the stage I get off
one unconsciously, I hear a
laugh and know I must have said
something. Then I try to re
rnember what it was.
"One night J was just talking
at random, and said something
about giving a banquet for a baby
camel. 'And we'll give it a drink,'
I added not stepping to think
that a camel can go nine days
Without liquid refreshment The
audience, however, was quicker
to grasp the point than I Was.
"Why you can make a joke
backwards like this:
" '.Do you like peas?'
'"No. Do you like water
melons?' "'No. They always roll off
my knife,' "
Only exported Dutch cheese is
laugh. All except the office-boy-1
colored red on the crust