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Entry from February 02, 2017
“I enjoy using the comedy technique of self-deprecation - but I’m not very good at it”

"I enjoy using the comedy technique of self-deprecation - but I’m not very good at it” is a funny one-liner. Scottish Jewish comedian Arnold Brown said it at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2004.


Wikipedia: Arnold Brown (comedian)
Arnold Brown is a Scottish Jewish comedian, one of the main figures in the alternative comedy scene of the early 1980s. Originally an accountant, Brown worked hard at live standup, until he found a knack of presenting observational comedy in a slow, meandering but entertaining style. He won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1987.

Google Groups: alt.sport.photon
Stupid Okie Marries Own Sister..."I fergot,” he says
Tavas OKC
2/20/99
(...)
===> I dunno--I guess I just decided to stop sucking. As for the self-deprecation, some of it was supposed to be real--I guess I’m not very good at it, though. ; )

21 August 2004, The Independent (London, UK), “Stand up and be counted: Edinburgh’s 50 best jokes; More than 400 performers are currently demonstrating the art of cutting-edge comedy on and beyond the Fringe. Louise Jury presents a selection of the gags that have gone down well,” pg. 23:
I enjoy using the comedy technique of self-deprecation - but I’m not very good at it.
Arnold Brown at The Stand

Google Groups: Gert Jokes
Best gags from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival:
Van Den Berg GP
9/12/05
(...)
I enjoy using the comedy technique of self-deprecation - but I’m not very good at it.
Arnold Brown

Twitter
David Keffen ☜═㋡
‏@DavidKeffen
I enjoy using the comedy technique of self-deprecation - but I’m not very
good at it.
7:24 PM - 12 Aug 2008

Twitter
m00Cow
‏@m00Cow
Random thought: I enjoy using the comedy technique of self-deprecation - but I’m not very good at it
6:03 AM - 4 Mar 2009

Google Books
5,000 Sidesplitting Jokes and One-Liners
Compiled by Grant Tucker
New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing
2013
Pg. 173:
I enjoy using the comedy technique of self-deprecation – but I’m not very good at it.

Google Books
Comedy Writing Secrets:
The Best-Selling Guide to Writing Funny and Getting Paid for It

By Mark Shatz and Mel Helitzer
Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books
2016
Pg. 43:
I enjoy using the comedy techniques of self-deprecation—but I’m not very good at it. —Arnold Brown

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Thursday, February 02, 2017 • Permalink