Can you match these hilarious jokes to the right comedians?

Do you know these catchphrases, one-liners and classic gags?

As stand-up comedy developed in the 1950s and '60s, variety shows became the main outlet for new comedians to reach a large audience. While Ed Sullivan is known for the music acts he had on his show, he welcomed plenty of comedians as well.

Here are famous one-liners and funny bits from the best classic comedians. Can you match each joke to the right performer?

  1. Which famous duo asked, “Who's on first?”
  2. “I get no respect at all… When I was a kid, I lost my parents at the beach. I asked a lifeguard to help me find them. He said ‘I don't know kid, there are so many places they could hide.’”
  3. “In America, you can always find a party. In Russia, the Party always finds you!”
  4. This comedian had a famous bit centered around the phrase “The devil made me do it!”
  5. [About Abraham Lincoln] “Any man who would walk five miles through the snow, barefoot, just to return a library book so he could save three cents — that's my kind of guy.”
  6. “I don’t know friends, to this day, what it was that they was a-doin’ down there, but I have studied about it. And I think that it was some kindly of a contest where they see which bunch full of them men can take that funny lookin’ pumpkin and run from one end of that cow pasture to the other, without either gettin’ knocked down or steppin’ in something.”
  7. “Ain’t nothing an old man can bring me but a message from a young one.”
  8. “I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down.’”
  9. “Because I am a student of ancient hysteria, Mr. Sullivan has asked me to come on the show and circumvent some of the rudiments and explain the basic condiments of what traditionary things involve.”
  10. “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone driving faster than you is a maniac?”
  11. "The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it."
  12. “Bob Newhart made the claim I am his closest friend. I have never met Bob Newhart.”

Can you match these hilarious jokes to the right comedians?

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paulat0805 11 days ago
12 out of 12. A couple of them were just lucky guesses
DIGGER1 11 days ago
Can you match these hilarious jokes to the right comedians?
You got 11 out of 12
This quiz was no joke to you, great job!
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I only missed #7. I thought that it was "Phyllis Diller", but it was actually "Moms Mably", whom I've barely heard of.
Oldielover 12 days ago
Ouch!....7/12.....The jokes on me! (snare-snare-cymbol!!)
JHP 13 days ago
#8 really?

10/12

Bob Newhart - didnt know he gave a rip about any kind of music
Bob 14 days ago
9/12. Some of those were pretty tough.
ELEANOR 15 days ago
10/12 So is it wonderful that I got so many right? That I actually remembered seeing them say it or knowing that the saying was something that could be attributed to them? Anyway, you've got to reach back real far to come up with the right answer for some of them.
Mike 16 days ago
11/12 and had no clue on the one missed.
Jimo 16 days ago
What a joke......10 out of 12
MijiMo 16 days ago
9/12, guessed on a few...#10 is your favorite joke from my favorite comedian!
Jamesatkinson 16 days ago
Didn't do so good on this one, only 7 correct.😔
Gayleistoons 16 days ago
6/12 many were before my time, but still kind of funny.
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