Rabbi Robert Alper of Vermont beat out more than 4,000 people from 47 different countries who submitted jokes in a contest organized by the Pontifical Missions Society called “Joke With the Pope.” The contest was supposed to promote engagement with the Pope leading up to his visit to the U.S. Here’s Rabbi Alper’s joke:
“My wife and I have been married for over 46 years, and our lives are totally in sync. For example, at the same time I got a hearing aid, she stopped mumbling.”
For that joke, Rabbi Alper gets to call himself Pope Francis’ Comedic Adviser. I want to be Prime Minister Steven Harper’s comedic adviser. Here’s my joke:
How many niqabs does it take to win an election?
Just one, but you need a bit of smoke and some mirrors.