Best Joke Ever

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Chicago humorist Mark Peters is obsessed with reading, writing, hearing, telling—and now, writing about—jokes. In each column, he looks at a perfect joke by a master of the form. Mark is also a Twitter comic (@wordlust), a euphemism columnist for Visual Thesaurus, and a dabbler in stand-up comedy. He recently wrote and produced a sketch comedy show called “Nachos… From the Abyss.”

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Mitch Hedberg: Hippie Martian Zen GeniusNew (8/28/2014)

Dan Guterman: The Best Joke Writer in the World? (8/6/2014)

Mike Sacks: A Two-Way Comedy Gold Mine (7/10/2014)

Comedy Villain Anthony Jeselnik: The Love Child of Jack Handey and Ravishing Rick Rude (5/22/2014)

Key & Peele and the Mother of All Mother Jokes (4/25/2014)

The Superior Humor of Marvel’s Inferior Villains (4/4/2014)

Ted Travelstead: Twitter’s Weirdo Genius (3/18/2014)

Sarah Silverman and the Art of the Non-Dirty Joke (2/24/2014)

Burgundy-ology: The Best Anchorman Joke (1/29/2014)

Golden Boy, Seinfeld, and the Meandering Male Mind (12/20/2013)

Heaven, Jews, Dogs, and Rob Delaney (11/26/2013)

A Duck, a Professor, and the Greatest Cartoonist Ever (11/5/2013)

A Syrian Spin on a Sandwich-centric Joke Formula: Jess Dweck’s Best Joke (10/11/2013)

Seeking Gold, Slaves, and Peace: The Best Jack Handey Joke (9/20/2013)

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