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Comedy is simply a funny way of...

"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." - Peter Ustinov. Well, no one came up this gem from the renown actor, humorist and renaissance man, Peter Ustinov. I’m sure his Hercule Poirot character would have had an easier time than me in uncovering the winner of this MissQuotes go-around but here are my selections anyway. It was hard really hard.

Comedy is simply a funny way... that I can forever cope with other humans! (davidgotribe@aol.com)

Comedy is simply a funny way of...getting recognition and some Rat's Asses on Humor Me Online. (retrometro@rogers.com) Recognition? Yes, but if we only who know who people like retometro actually are!

Comedy is simply a funny way of...avoiding total insanity (Airfarcewon@aol.com)

Comedy is simply a funny way of...making a living without having to lift heavy stuff. (tpanner@hotmail.com)

Comedy is simply a funny way of... The good folks at HMO telling me NOT to quit my day job. (lovepeaceguy68@aol.com) Wow, one of our contributors actually works!

Comedy is simply a funny way of... watching other people get badly hurt. (mikepena@socal.rr.com) Ah, a Three Stooges fan!

Comedy is simply a funny way of... alienating your family. (stan@squidworks.com)

Comedy is simply a funny way of...running the country for the past eight years. (maxcel200@aol.com)

Comedy is simply a funny way of... red flagging yourself for an IRS audit. (stan@squidworks.com) Yes, a $10,000 write-off for that cheap little gift you donated to the HMO gift vault might do it.

Comedy is simply a funny way of...making friends and family miserable (Airfarcewon@aol.com) How much pun-ishment can they take?

Comedy is simply a funny way of pissing people off. (NITRAMXXX@aol.com)

Comedy is simply a funny way of...pathetically gaining attention on open mic night. (seeker@vcoms.net)

Comedy is simply a funny way of...not having to pay for therapy. (kirstenlmsw@gmail.com)

Comedy is simply a funny way of... explaining the facts of life to your children based on your own experiences. (maxcel200@aol.com)

Comedy is simply a funny way of voting in the Senate. (NITRAMXXX@aol.com)

Comedy is simply a funny way of...putting a humorous spin on finding a horse's head in your bed. (maxcel200@aol.com)

Looks like finding the winner really wasn’t that hard after all:

Comedy is simply a funny way of...doing a three minute bit with your mate when you got ED. (humorbear@aol.com)