Jack Benny

NOUN
  1. United States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)
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How To Use Jack Benny In A Sentence

  • A classic example comes from comedian Jack Benny , famous for his parsimony.
  • SAGET: And the Whole purpose of the joke is what 15-year-old boys would laugh about behind the schoolhouse, which is here's the worse thing I've ever heard, and there's a joke that went around in showbiz for like 75 years, and I heard it, like, 20 years ago, but supposedly one of the -- Jack Benny told Gary Owens, who was in the movie, I found out at the premiere. CNN Transcript Aug 12, 2005
  • A classic example comes from comedian Jack Benny , famous for his parsimony.
  • He does, however, occasionally smirk, though he seems to be morphing that mannerism into a daffy eye-rolling gesture reminiscent of Jack Benny.
  • In further bilingual fun, Lucille Ball on an old Jack Benny TV show (rerun Sept. 24, 1981) dubbed lumbering John Wayne "El Klutzo" [kluhts, var. of klots ` log ']. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 2
  • Is there a connection between Jack Benny and Charles Manson, by any chance?
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