Category Archives: Anecdotes

David Bruce: Sex Anecdotes

• The badger game is a crude form of extortion. In it, a man and a woman work together. The woman seduces a sucker, and the male accomplice — armed with a revolver — breaks into their hotel room at a … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Royalty Anecdotes

• R’ Yonasan of Prague was a friend to the king, and the king asked him before setting out to war if R’ Yonasan could tell which of the two gates of the city he would use when he returned from … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Revenge Anecdotes

• Hollywood screenwriter Charles MacArthur was angry at his movie studio, but he got his revenge. While buying gas at a service station one day, he noticed that the attendant had a thick English accent. After discovering that the man was … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Puns Anecdotes

• Perry Como really was an easy-going celebrity. Once, in the first Paar show of the fall season, comedy writer Goodman Ace came up with this joke for him: “I was trapped in my house all summer with my kids playing … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Puns Anecdotes

• In the play Clair de Lune is a hot romantic scene between a duchess and a hideous crippled person. Because the duchess seemed to be by far the most interesting role for a woman in the play, dramatic critic Alexander Woollcott … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Public Speaking Anecdotes

• Humor writer H. Allen Smith once appeared on a radio interview program. His hostess did a lot of the talking, which he didn’t listen to, because he was searching his mind for interesting anecdotes to tell when the hostess allowed … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Public Speaking

• Sam Levenson was a stand-up comedian who appeared several times on The Ed Sullivan Show, but a joke at a dinner that Mr. Sullivan chaired nearly ruined his TV career. After Mr. Sullivan’s introduction of him at the diner, Mr. … Continue reading

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