Best jokes about the five boroughs: Our favorite #borobash tweets

Check out the best jokes from our #borobash contest, as the Twitterati take down NYC borough by borough, in 140 characters or less.

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We held our first-ever Twitter joke competition in early October, asking comics and any other funny writers to tweet jokes with the hashtag #borobash. Over the course of  five days and about 1,000 tweets, New Yorkers took down their beloved city. Here are the best jokes, and at the end, the winners.

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    Best jokes about the Bronx

    “It’s a long trip to the Bronx, but there’s always someone to greet you. Usually a child yelling racial slurs and throwing batteries.”—@natefridson

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    Best jokes about the Bronx

    “The Bronx, where nachos at Yankee Stadium cost more than a gently used iPhone two blocks away.”—@erinjudge

  • Best jokes about the Bronx

    “The Bronx Hospital is the only place where donor blood comes in a brown paper bag from the bodega.”—@noredavis

  • Best jokes about the Bronx

    The Warriors began in The Bronx. Imagine that—a borough that even gangs want to escape from.”—@RGDaniels

  • Best jokes about the Bronx

    “A Bronx Tale 2 will feature a reggaeton soundtrack and a story with no hope.”—@RGDaniels

  • Best jokes about the Bronx

    “If you’re going to the Bronx Zoo, I recommend getting into the cages for safety.”—@marknorm (Mark Normand)

  • Best jokes about the Bronx

    “The Bronx: Where the majority of rappers will never be more famous than the Hunts Point hookers.”—@noredavis

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    Best jokes about the Bronx

    “The Bronx used to be the place to be. My grandpa used to go there all the time to get mugged.”—@themaxhoover

  • Best jokes about the Bronx

    "The Bronx is where you can go see a bunch of caged animals. And they have a zoo." —@michelleisawolf (Michelle Wolf)

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    Best jokes about Brooklyn

    “Brooklyn: Who else has the balls to gentrify the New Jersey Nets?”—@RGDaniels

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    Best jokes about Brooklyn

    “The Atlantic Center Mall in Brooklyn is great, if—you’re shopping for a place to die.”—@GiuliaRozzi

  • Best jokes about Brooklyn

    “‘Check out my quirky glasses!’—Everyone in Brooklyn’s response to, ‘So tell me about yourself.’”—@mattkoff

  • Best jokes about Brooklyn

    “Ebbets Field? More like: I-BETS WE’LL find some ORGANIC COFFEE SHOPS nearby now.”—@willystaley

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    Best jokes about Brooklyn

    “Bedford Avenue? More like: I’m going to BED beFORE I have to deal with all the EFFING HIPSTERS, RIGHT? LMAO”—@willystaley

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    Best jokes about Brooklyn

    “There’s a business in Fort Greene called Baguetteaboudit (actually). More like: IMMADABOUTIT ('IT' BEING HIPSTERS).”—@willystaley

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    Best jokes about Brooklyn

    “Brooklyn: Where not even the subways want to be on the weekends.”—@michelleisawolf (Michelle Wolf)

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    Best jokes about Manhattan

    “Manhattan: come pee here.”—@JonnyFisch

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    Best jokes about Manhattan

    “Manhattan: Where the dogs are in strollers and the kids are on leashes.”—@AlisonLeiby

  • Best jokes about Manhattan

    “Manhattan is the city that never sleeps, because you have to work three jobs just to afford your apartment.”—@michelleisawolf

  • Best jokes about Manhattan

    “Can you believe Times Square used to have jerk-off booths? My, how times have changed. You can do that anywhere in Manhattan now!”—@noredavis

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best jokes about Manhattan

    “Go to a Manhattan dive bar and hear the locals get wistful for the days when junkies used to stab you at sundown. Never gets old!”—@natefridson

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    Best jokes about Manhattan

    “The Manhattan Public Bathroom is a 22-minute wait and costs $4.63 to use, but comes with a complimentary coffee.”—@CEdmundHill

  • Best jokes about Manhattan

    “‘Junkies and hobos and squares, oh my!’—The Wizard of the LES”—@RGDaniels

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    Best jokes about Manhattan

    “Manhattan: Where “I need to get the F out of here” means you’re censoring yourself or just being specific about how you’re getting home.”—@harrisoncomedy (Harrison Greenbaum)

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    “Manhattan: It’s not called stop-and-frisk. It’s community-outreach-and-see-what’s-in-your-pockets.”—@Matt_Gifford

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    Best jokes about Queens

    “I once hip-checked a grown woman in broad daylight in Queens. I was immediately appointed to City Council.”—@natefridson

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    “Queens makes me feel at home. My mother was also a Greek diner.”—@AlisonLevering

  • Best jokes about Queens

    “If you google “Flushing Queens,” you get two entirely different sets of results. But both are shitty.”—@RGDaniels

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    Best jokes about Queens

    “If a tree falls in Queens, you will not hear it because of the airport.”—@RGDaniels

  • Best jokes about Queens

    “The Prince of Zamunda only found one girl worth marrying in all of Queens.”—@AndySandford

  • Best jokes about Queens

    “Originally Seven ended with Brad Pitt riding the 7 to Queens. They decided it was too horrific, and went with decapitating his wife.”—@michelleisawolf (Michelle Wolf)

  • Photograph: Michael Pick

    Best jokes about Queens

    “Queens, where the average body type looks remarkably like Mr. Met.”—@BrooklynRon (Ron Krasnow)

  • Photograph: Pat Guiney

    Best jokes about Queens

    “Both of the city’s airports are in Queens, because being there makes the idea of leaving easier.”—@AlisonLeiby

  • Photograph: Liz West

    Best jokes about Queens

    “The unofficial flag of Queens: a stray cat in a tank top going over his computer time at a library.”—@bill_stiteler

  • Best jokes about Queens

    “Queens is New York City’s first line of defense against Long Island.”—@jackoapostrophe (Jack O’Brien)

  • Photograph: Daniel R. Blume

    Best jokes about Staten Island

    “Staten Island: Where 90 percent of weddings are held in gymnasiums.”—@BrooklynRon (Ron Krasnow)

  • Best jokes about Staten Island

    “Staten Island is just one smoke monster away from being the worst island on the planet.”—@jackoapostrophe (Jack O’Brien)

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Best jokes about Staten Island

    “Staten Island: Where lovers go before their murder-suicides.”—@JonnyFisch

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    Best jokes about Staten Island

    “The Staten Island Ferry is like the Love Boat, except when you get off, you find out you have herpes.”—@RGDaniels

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    Best jokes about Staten Island

    “Staten Island: We just got cable!”—@BrooklynRon (Ron Krasnow)

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    Best jokes about Staten Island

    “New York City Marathon: People will do anything to get off Staten Island.”—@chrisgayner

  • Winner!

    Photograph: Spc. Ryan A.

    Best joke about the Bronx

    “The Bronx: When there’s just no time to go to Afghanistan.”—@JamesAlexander

    We hereby name James Alexander: Baron Von Bronx.

    Winner!
  • Winner!

    Best joke about Brooklyn

    “Brooklyn: Where someone can yell at a stranger, ‘Suck my dick!’ and the response is ‘Is it organic?’”—@AlisonLevering

    We hereby name Alison Levering the King of Kings.

    Winner!
  • Winner!

    Photograph: Flickr user flickr4jazz

    Best joke about Manhattan

    “Manhattan. Where if you die on the sidewalk, you’re still in someone’s way.”—@RGDaniels

    We hereby name RG Daniels the Marquis of Manhattan

    Winner!
  • Winner!

    Photograph: Flickr user bclinesmith

    Best joke about Queens

    “If you ride the subway in Queens long enough, you won’t need to buy Rosetta Stone.”—@marknorm

    We hereby name Mark Normand the Queens quasher

    Winner!
  • Winner!

    Photograph: Norman Blake

    Best joke about Staten Island

    “Two-for-one deal on misspelled neck tattoos? Don’t mind if I do!"—Debbie Angiovelli, Staten Island’s Mother of the Year 2012.”—@natefridson

    We hereby name Nate Fridson the Staten Island slasher.

    Winner!

Photograph: Rob Nunn

Best jokes about the Bronx

“It’s a long trip to the Bronx, but there’s always someone to greet you. Usually a child yelling racial slurs and throwing batteries.”—@natefridson


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