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Entry from March 30, 2019
“If you think lawyer jokes are funny—next time you’re in a jam, call a comedian”

"If you think lawyer jokes are funny—next time you’re in jail, call a comedian” is an anti-"lawyer joke” saying that has been printed on several images.

“If you think lawyer jokes are funny, the next time you’re in jail call a comedian” was posted on the newsgroup comp.sys.palmtops.pilot on February 23, 2000.  “If you think lawyer jokes are funny, next time you need legal assistance, call a comedian” was posted on the newsgroup alt.callahans on June 18, 2003. “And if you think lawyer jokes are funny, next time you’re in a jam, call a comedian” was posted on Twitter by Richard Goldberg, Esq. on August 4, 2010. It’s not known who authored the saying.


Google Groups: comp.sys.palmtops.pilot
Need to interview NY area lawyers with PDAs
asdf
2/23/00
(...)
I heard a good one the other day,

“If you think lawyer jokes are funny, the next time you’re in jail call a comedian.”

Google Groups: alt.callahans
[RANT] Never let facts get in the way of belief
Denny Wheeler
6/18/03
(...)
> I remember a quote from a lawyer which I think is only half
>accurate… “if you think lawyer jokes are funny, next time you need
>legal assistance, call a comedian”. 
>
>The reason I only think it’s half accurate is that I think most people
>making the jokes are really just playing along with the gag.  But
>there are times it gets easy to wonder…

Straight Dope Message Board
seeks reminder of eloquent explanation for stopping lawyer jokes
RealityChuck
12-23-2005, 08:32 PM
Well, probably the best comeback I’ve seen was on a button:

“If you don’t like lawyers, next time your arrested, call a comedian.”

Twitter
Krause Financial Services
@MedicaidAnnuity
“To those who tell Lawyer jokes.  The next time you are in trouble, call a comedian!” -Anonymous
12:09 PM - 14 Oct 2009

Twitter
Richard Goldberg, Esq.
@GoldbergLawDC
... And if you think lawyer jokes are funny, next time you’re in a jam, call a comedian wink
4:29 PM - 4 Aug 2010

The Indiana Lawyer
Blomquist: No Joke — Let’s Take Care of the Lawyers
By Kerry Hyatt Blomquist
April 24, 2013
(...)
And about the lawyer jokes? I remain annoyed on behalf of the profession that brought you the mythical Denny Crane, who would undoubtedly say: “If you think lawyer jokes are funny, next time you’re in a jam, call a comedian.”

Twitter
mg_atty
@RewiredDefender
If you think lawyer jokes are funny, next time you’re in jail call a comedian.
1:48 AM - 17 Aug 2013

Twitter
Aarón Muñoz
@aaronmunYOz
if you think lawyer jokes are funny, then call a comedian the next time you are in jail. #lawyered
12:36 AM - 3 Sep 2013

Twitter
Lawrite Consulting
@LawriteExamPrep
So, I told this “friend,” Think lawyer jokes are funny?  Next time you’re in jail, call a comedian. Now that’s funny.
10:57 AM - 12 Oct 2015

Twitter
Hitesh Phulwani
@phulwani_hitesh
Think lawyer jokes are funny?
Next time you are in jail, call a comedian.
1:13 PM - 11 Dec 2018

Twitter
Law Office of B.N.Brady
@BNBrady_Law
If you think lawyer jokes are funny, next time you’re in a jam call a comedian.
#lawofficeofbnbradyllc #lawoffice #attorney #rockhill
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5:34 AM - 8 Jan 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Saturday, March 30, 2019 • Permalink