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What are some of the popular clean comedy jokes?

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Some of the most popular clean jokes were the one-liners told by comics of the early to mid-20th century, such as Henny Youngman, who said, "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading," "I just got back from a pleasure trip. I took my mother-in-law to the airport," and "Take my wife. Please!" Other categories of clean jokes are puns, jokes for kids and Christian humor.

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Jokes based on puns are sometimes known as "groaners," because the humor, while clean, is often corny as well. The situation in a joke such as, "I went to the doctor and I said to him, 'I'm frightened of lapels.' He said, 'You've got cholera.'" is inoffensive, and exists only to deliver a laugh.

Jokes for kids are, by their nature, clean, and often take the form of riddles. One such joke is, "What's brown and sticky? A stick." Riddles also have the advantage of being easy for children to memorize.

Christian culture frowns on risqué humor or curse words, so jokes with a religious bent tend to be clean enough to be told in church. One example is, "A little boy opened a Bible and a leaf fell out. The boy picked it up and said excitedly, 'Look what I found. It's Adam's suit!'"

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