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Entry from February 21, 2017
“Why are drummer jokes so simple?"/"So bassists can understand them.”

Drummers have a lot of jokes told about them, but one popular comeback is:

Q: Why are drummer jokes so simple?
A: So bassists can understand them.


“Why are drummer jokes so short? So the nimrods can understand them!!” was posted on the newsgroup rec.audio.pro on December 19, 1996. “Why are drummer jokes all one-liners? So the bass players can understand them” was posted on alt.tasteless.jokes on April 5, 1998.


Google Groups: rec.audio.pro
Drummer joke - was Re: How do I stop a snare from ringing?
Bermuda Schwartz
12/19/96
(...)
Why are drummer jokes so short?
So the nimrods can understand them!!

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
Musician Jokes
Girdle Popper
4/5/98
(...)
Why are drummer jokes all one-liners?
So the bass players can understand them.

Google Groups: lt.tasteless.jokes
Why are drummer jokes all one-liners?
ur_droll
5/10/04
So the bass players can understand them

Twitter
Justin Flitter
‏@JustinFlitter
Why are drummer jokes all one liners........so that the bass players can understand then. anon
5:01 PM - 23 Apr 2009

Twitter
Philip Wain
‏@philwbass
RT @themusicguide: Why are drummer jokes so simple? A) so bassists can understand them grin
2:14 AM - 9 Mar 2012

takelessons
9 Dumb Drummer Jokes, Plus 3 Snappy Drummer Come-Backs
June 25, 2014 by Megan L
(...)
2. Why are drummer jokes so simple?
So the rest of the band can understand them.

Reddit—Jokes
Why are drummer jokes so short?
submitted February 22, 2017 by LangMeYourLight
So the bassist can understand them.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 • Permalink