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A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Wed Aug 15 00:33:06 EDT 2012

On 8/14/2012 8:46 AM, SteveOrdinetz wrote:

> I'm not sure that 50 year old comedy bits is the best way to attract a 
> demographically desirable audience today.  So much of comedy's appeal 
> is in being contemporary....someone telling Nixon jokes isn't gonna 
> cut it with someone who wasn't even born when he resigned.

Topical humor tends to get dated, but there is a lot that is timeless.  
Bill Cosby's Noah, for example.  Or almost all of Jack Benny's work.

Once in the 1980s, I happened to be in the Student Union building at 
UMass Amherst, and I heard Tom Lehrer coming from somewhere.  I followed 
the sound and found a student government office, where a student, who 
was wearing a Michael Jackson T-shirt, working on some papers and 
listening to Tom Lehrer on a cassette player.  Most of that, too, is 

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