so i did some research.
i executed a proper google search and discovered that henny youngman was such a comic.
apparently he was a regular of the grand banquet tour in the little known resort area, the caspian catskill belt.
some of his best lines included:
- the queen is so fat that when she sits around the castle, she sits around the castle.
- the king took his queen to a queen-swapping party. he had to throw in some treasure just to get her in the door.
- the queen is so ugly when the king brought her on safari, they groundskeeper said thanks for bringing back the elephant.
- the king visited his personal doctor. the doctor said, "you need some blood letting your majesty". the king replied, "i want a second opinion." so the doctor said, "and you're ugly too!"
in fact, so popular was henny with royalty that he was knighted, lord of the laugh.and to think i got to see him perform at the square in willowbrook mall for free no more than twenty years ago.
gee, i wish i had known.
i would have greeted him "sir youngman", instead of just"hey henny".