So, for those who don’t know, there’s this woman named Anna Nicole Smith who used to be a stripper and a Playboy model. A few years back she met the man of her dreams in a strip club – a 90 year-old oil tycoon – and not long after they were married. A true fairy tale ending, if ever there was one, except that the “ever after” part only lasted a year or two before the old geezer dropped deader than Abraham Lincoln. Since then, she’s been in a protracted legal battle with his children from an earlier marriage – divorce is always hardest on the kids, ain’t it? – over his billions of dollars. So, with all that build up, when she announced last week that she was pregnant you didn’t have to be a professional late night talk show monologue joke writer to come up with the obvious punch line.
However, it helps to actually have the outlet of a late night talk show so people can hear your joke on TV. This is what happened when my hero David Letterman told the following joke I wrote about this on last Friday’s Late Show (6/9/06).
Anna Nicole Smith announced last week that she’s pregnant.
You know what that means: she’s gold digging for two now.
This one didn’t exactly kill. But that’s comedy for you.-Chum [link]