Posted ByLance Moody on January 16, 2003 at 21:37:30:
Hello fellow Benny-lovers!
As many of you may know, a story has been circulating for many years (and is included in Jack's autobiography) that the famous "Your money or your life" joke generated the longest laugh in radio history.
I have found one of the radio shows that includes this joke (can't remember date right now) but the laugh, while hearty, is no longer than many other Benny audience laughs. In the next show the joke is resprised, again to good but not historical laughter.
Does anyone know how this story started and if there really is a very long laugh in some other (even TV) show?
Or is this story just one of those things that got better and better in the retelling?