victor borge and pdq bach brought humor to classical music.
does anyone know of any jazz comedians?
i suppose spike jones would qualify, but what about in modern times?
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i dunno, but here's my favorite jazz joke:

two musicians from the east coast are driving separately to a gig in chicago.  when the first musician arrives at the gig, the bandleader informs him that his friend has died tragically on a bridge in indiana, to which the musician promptly responds, "naw, man, that's impossible.  there ain't no bridge in indiana!"
the only comic i remember was pete barbuti.  we're talking 60's or 70's carson-show era, etc.  funny at the time.  he was a hipster accordion/piano player.  one of his early routines was called "jazz at a polish wedding."  the gist of that bit was that, at one time in the past, young aspiring jazz musicians learned how to play jazz by playing wedding gigs because nobody really listened to what you were playing anyway.  i suppose it's pretty funny if you're of a certain age (which i am).
someone told me this jazz joke which was not bad:

there's this married couple who are on the rocks with their marriage....never ever talk...the wife is deeply unhappy that they never talk...so one day they go to a marriage counseller

the marriage counseller gets a jazz band in...tells the bass player to take a solo...and hey presto they start talking!!!!!!!!!
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thanks everybody.  i feel better already.  scot it's nice to know there is a special room for this.  does it have padded walls?
yuk! yuk!  ok i'm going to my room.
the actor dudley moore comes to mind. he was really underrated as a musician, but was quite a ham at the piano. the few times i'd seen him on tv he reminded me of victor borge, like pretending to fall asleep while playing a slow tune, and the off-the-wall musical "quotes" he'd throw in, etc.
chico
james moody can be damn funny!  a great entertainer.
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