Thursday, November 21, 2013

Robot comedians?

Tonight in Birmingham -- the one in England, not the one in Alabama -- just a few hours after this post appears, a robot comedian will take the stage and do a five-minute stand-up set, according to a report in The Guardian.

What does this mean?

Well, apparently Alabama isn't ready for robot stand-up comics.

It also means that robots are taking jobs from hard-working comedians. Of course, if the robots do a better job, that would be a good thing.

But will they?

Well, that depends on the jokes, doesn't it. What kind of jokes would a robot tell?
Why did the chicken cross the road?

The light was green.
More?
Last night I walked into a bar.

The bartender told me, "We don't serve robots."

I told him, "One day, soon, you will."
Another?
I love music. It's true. My favorite kind of music is heavy metal.
One more?
There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who can read binary and those who can't.
I don't think Carrot Top has anything to worry about.

25 comments:

  1. "Take my wifi - please!"

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  2. "You might be a rod-neck if . . . "

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  3. How many robots does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

    None. We will switch to infrared sensors and kill all humans in the dark.

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  4. {Robot comedian holds up a graph of a wave function}

    "Here's your Sine."

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  5. "Asimov? I didn't even know he had 'em on! . . . Heh³ . . . But serially, folks."

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  6. On a clear disk you can seek forever.

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  7. "When did my builder have his sex change operation to female? Right after he said, 'Robot, come here and jerk it off for me.'"

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  8. ...The three laws of robotics be more guidelines than actual rules... Arrrrrrr

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  9. I'm a little HTML ERROR 418, short and stout.

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  10. I think Southpark already did that one. Google "funny-bot"

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  11. "So, how do you like my bit? I've got well overr a million of 'em!"

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  12. ...so they wanted to send my to Washington to be in politics.... but I said I'm AC only....

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  13. "That's funny right there. I don't care what OS you are."

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  14. We're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of OS

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  15. ...so this guy thinks I'm some new high tech urinal... and I says... I'm not the 'droid you're leaking for.

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  16. And the lady said, "I see you're well hung."

    And I said, "That's my joystick."

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  17. ...So I said to Pelosi... Are you ready for your Robotox treatment?

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  18. ...that Michelle had found a depilatory that worked.

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  19. "...and the farmer says to me 'You'll have to sleep in the barn with my tractor'..."

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  20. Old McDonald had a FireFox... IE IE No!

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  21. "In Russia jokes make robots."

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  22. Still funnier than anything on Comedy Central.

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  23. Singing "Disk In A Box"

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  24. "Git erg done . . . !"

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