Jack Benny anecdote

Jack Benny was for about 50 years one of the USAs favorite comedians. One of his gimmicks was to play the violin badly (the audience would boo and laugh).

Jack Benny tells of the time he carried his violin case to the White House to perform for President Eisenhower. A guard stopped him and asked, Whats in that case?

To be funny, Benny replied, A machine-gun.

Thank goodness, deadpanned the guard, I was afraid it was your violin!

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