You have to be joking? Ben Fogg

The joke that you loved but no one else did?

“They made me work so hard at school. I had more classes than precolonial Japanese Society.”

No one laughed, but I guarantee you that is comedy GOLD. If there’s a funnier joke about social structures in feudal Japan, then I’ve yet to hear it.


The joke that worked but you are not so proud that it had?

In my show this year I’m telling 140% pure truth. Which unfortunately for falsehood lovers everywhere, means cutting classic Fogg material like:

“I broke up with my girlfriend recently, she said she didn’t believe in me…which is ridiculous because she’s the imaginary one.”

False yet hilarious, like creationism.


The comedian(s) that made you want to be a comedian?

Larry David, Bill Murray, Andy Kaufman and Woody Allen. (Woody also kind of makes me not want to be a comedian but, like I said, this year I’m all about the truth.)


The last thing that made you cry with laughter?

I cry EVERY time is see this ‘Bat fight’ video. Partly from joy, partly from envy. Nothing in the universe is funnier:


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