As usual when I alter the art on a clip, it was the eyes. This guy was looking skyward for some reason, and it didn’t work. The dummy’s spooky eyes, I left as they were.
This guy is kind of a throwback. He’s dressed like it’s the late 50s and he’s in a Borscht Belt comedy nightclub or resort stage. But not even Lenny Bruce would have done a joke like this back then, I think. Too much comedy history has been written since then. Too much new ground was broken. You don’t think of a joke like this unless you’ve seen Andy Kaufman, Penn & Teller, MST3K, Monty Python, Classic SNL… Comedy changed a lot in the last 40 years, and definitely for the better.