13 Great Jokes That Insult Cities
“(Your hometown) sucks!” is an easy insult. Anyone who is a sports fan or has listened to a pro wrestling heel has heard their city get trash-talked at one point or another. This is why comedians have to up their game when jabbing an entire metropolis and the people within it. But you have to admit, even when the jokes are about your city, said comedians probably have a point.
Here are some of the funniest jokes and bits that insult whole cities and regions...
Mike Lawrence’s Three New York Stories
“I live in New York. I love this city; it’s a great city. But I hate when people go, ‘New York City: 8 million people, 8 million stories.’ There’s three New York stories, all right: There’s ‘I moved here,’ ‘I lived here all my life’ and Ghostbusters.”
John Oliver Hates Las Vegas
Oliver discusses how Vegas has a lot of card games in the name of “fun” and how just seeing Mike Tyson made him want to go straight to bed.
Dulcé Sloan Misses the South
Richard Jeni on Chicago
“I think that’s how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, ‘Gee, I’m enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn’t cold enough. Let’s go west.’”
‘Saturday Night Live’s New Jersey Game Show
Saturday Night Live takes a dig at Jersey guys and their culture, which appears to just be The Sopranos and not much else.
Greg Fitzsimmons on Los Angeles Tap Water
“They just tested the tap water in Los Angeles, and they found traces of estrogen and antidepressants. So it’s nice to know that my son is going to grow up and someday have huge breasts, but it’s not really going to bother him that much.”
The Dream of the ‘90s Is Alive in Portland
Jim Gaffigan Thinks Saskatchewan Is Perverted
“Saskatchewan, that place is full of perverts. They’re all perverts! The capital is Regina? That’s not necessary. Regina. They could’ve pronounced it ‘Re-gee-na.’ They did that on purpose because they’re perverts. Everything in Regina sounds sexual. Their football team is the Rough Riders. That’s inappropriate. I’m just relieved their mascot isn’t a beaver.”
Norm Macdonald on San Francisco
‘SNL’s The Californians
The recurring Saturday Night Live sketch goes over the one language that those who live in Southern California know most: driving tips and directions.
‘Family Guy’s Atlantic City Vacation Ad
Homer Simpson Hates New York City
On The Simpsons, Homer has to go to New York to get his car back and regales his family with a story about the last time he went into the city. Needless to say, he’s not a fan.
Bill Burr’s Rant Against Philadelphia
The Philly crowd had already turned on the other comics at this stand-up tour stop, so Burr ditched his act and went straight to war with the entire City of Brotherly Love.