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Entry from March 06, 2016
“I was playing chess with my friend and he said, ‘Let’s make this interesting‘“ (joke)

One of the top ten jokes at the 2011 Edinburgh Comedy Awards was:

“I was playing chess with my friend and he said, ‘Let’s make this interesting.’ So we stopped playing chess.”

British comedian Matt Kirshen told the joke on Twitter on July 25, 2011.


Twitter
Matt Kirshen
‏@mattkirshen
I was playing chess with my friend and he said, “Let’s make this interesting.” So we stopped playing chess.
11:28 AM - 25 Jul 2011

The Independent (UK)
The ‘best’ joke at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, according to 3,000 fans
Adam Sherwin @adamsherwin10 Wednesday 24 August 2011
(...)
Matt Kirshen
“I was playing chess with my friend and he said: ‘Let’s make this interesting.’ So we stopped playing chess.”

BBC News
Nick Helm’s password joke is Edinburgh Fringe funniest
25 August 2011
(...)
5) Matt Kirshen: “I was playing chess with my friend and he said, ‘Let’s make this interesting’. So we stopped playing chess.”

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
I was playing chess with my friend and he said, “Let’s make this interesting.” So we stopped playing chess. Matt Kirshen

Google Books
Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Sporting Quotations
By Fred Metcalf
London: Biteback Publishing Ltd
2013
Pg. ?:
I was playing chess with my friend and he said, “Let’s make this interesting.” So we stopped playing chess.
Matt Kirshen, Edinburgh, 2011

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Sunday, March 06, 2016 • Permalink