Mitch Hedberg for sainthood.
What comes to mind when you think of the best joke you've ever heard? Maybe it's just stupid or maybe it's dirty, but for whatever reason, it's memorable for you. On Thursday, Esquire released a feature on the best jokes ever told by your favorite comedians, picked by your favorite comedians.
Wyatt Cenac, Mike Birbiglia, Jessi Klein and some of the best stand-up comedians working today recalled the best joke they've ever heard in the piece. Some are very punny, others a tad raunchy, but all of them are funny in their own way.
Here are a few of the best.
"Lavell Crawford. Very, very fat man. Very funny. He had a joke: The other day I got out of the car and this little boy was walking by. He just stopped and he stared at me and he was like, 'Whoa.' Then I was like, 'Boy, whatchu lookin’ at?' Little boy was like, 'I can’t even fit all of you in my eyes.'" - Damon Wayans Jr.
"It’s from Anthony Jeselnik: When I finished high school, I wanted to take my graduation money and buy myself a motorcycle, but my mom said no. See, she had a brother who died in a horrible motorcycle accident when he was 18. And I could just have his motorcycle." - Riki Lindhome
"By Mitch Hedberg: I'm sick of following my dreams -- I'm just going to ask them where they are going and hook up with them later." - Natasha Leggero
Check out the Esquire write-up for the rest of the greatest jokes ever told.
Photograph by Matthew Salacuse, Courtesy of Esquire