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91 Comedians Reveal Jokes They’d Like to Steal If They Could Get Away With It

Tig Notaro, Roy Wood Jr., and more on the joke they wish they thought of first.

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  13. Disgust Is Tom Segura’s Love LanguageThe comedian talks about walking his audiences right up to the line of political incorrectness — and then laughing at the people who step over it.
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  19. Earthquake’s Jokes Are Like a Debate Class“Just get to the subject, make the point, and move on.”
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