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We’ve already tipped you off to the 50 funniest New Yorkers and the 21 comedy linchpins that keep Gotham’s scene alive. Now it’s high time to bring you the best jokes about our fair city. Bits by comedy titans like Woody Allen, Louis C.K. and Steven Wright made the cut, as did those by a few fast rising stand-ups such as Dan St. Germain, Hannibal Buress and Kumail Nanjiani. Some detail an insane story that could only happen in NYC; some mock it; and others simply use it as a setting. Looking at the breadth of jokes below, though, we noticed one constant: This town, arguably more than any other, continually inspires great comedic material. Here are our favorites so far, in alphabetical order.
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But wait! We want your New York jokes too! For five days starting on Monday, October 8, we’re asking you to tweet your best jokes about a specific borough with the hashtag #borobash. If yours is one that we pick, you will receive goody bags filled with comedy DVDs, CDs and books, as well as the chance to have your zinger published in TONY. Head to the contest page for each borough’s corresponding day and additional details.