Stephen Wright is one of my all-time favorite comedians. Here are a few of his best one-liners:
I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn’t park anywhere near the place.
Last week, I went to a furniture store to look for a decaffeinated coffee table. They couldn’t help me.
What’s another word for “thesaurus”?
When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask if I’m leaving.
When I was a kid, we had a quicksand box in the backyard. I was an only child . . . eventually.
I bought some batteries, but they weren’t included. So I had to buy them again.
For my birthday I got a humidifier and a dehumidifier. I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.
I have a switch in my apartment that doesn’t do anything. Every once in a while I turn it on and off. One day I got a call from a guy in France who said, “Cut it out!”
I replaced the headlights on my car with strobe lights. Now it looks like I’m the only one moving.
I wrote a song, but I can’t read music. Every time I hear a new song on the radio, I think “Hey, maybe I wrote that.”
I went to a general store. They wouldn’t let me buy anything specific.
I turned my air conditioner the other way around, and it got cold out. The weatherman said, “I don’t understand it. It was supposed to be 80 degrees out today.” I said, “Oops . . .”
I put contact lenses in my dog’s eyes. They had little pictures of cats on them. Then I took one out and he ran around in circles.
I spilled Spot remover on my dog. Now he’s gone.
My neighbor has a circular driveway. He can’t get out.
I bought some powdered water, but I didn’t know what to add.
I put instant coffee in a microwave and almost went back in time.
I have an answering machine in my car. It says, “I’m home now, but leave a message and I’ll call when I’m out.”
I bought a house on a one-way dead-end road. I have no idea how I got there.
I have a hobby. I have the world’s largest collection of sea shells. I keep it scattered on beaches all over the world. Maybe you’ve seen some of it.
I Xeroxed a mirror. Now I have an extra Xerox machine.
I stayed in a really old hotel last night. They sent me a wakeup letter.
I’m taking Lamaze classes. I’m not having a baby, I’m just having trouble breathing.
When I was in high school, I got in trouble with my girlfriend’s dad. He said, “I want my daughter back by 10:30.” I said, “The day before Halloween? Cool!”
My girlfriend’s weird. One day she asked me, “If you could know how and when you were going to die, would you want to know?” I said, “No.” She said, “Okay, forget it.”