Tuesday, March 02, 2010

JOE JACKSON JR: A Classic Story (1940s)

Anyone familiar with the life of this great performer knows this classic story...

Joe Jackson, desperately ill, goes to an analyst and tells the doctor that he has lost his desire to live and that he is seriously considering suicide. The doctor listens to this tale of melancholia and then tells the patient that what he needs is a good belly laugh. He advises the unhappy man to go to the circus that night and spend the evening laughing at Tibor Sallai, the world's funniest clown.

Jackson is reported to have said, "Wait, what? Tibor who? That's not how this story goes! What the hell are you talking about?!?"

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