The Twelve Inaugural Inductees

Lenny Bruce

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"I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner."

George Carlin

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"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."   

Johnny Carson

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"Did you know Richard Nixon is the only president whose formal portrait was painted by a police sketch artist?" 

Bill Cosby

"My children love my mother, and I tell my children, "That is not the same woman I grew up with... this is an old woman trying to get into heaven now."

Rodney Dangerfield

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"My mother never breast-fed me. She said she liked me as a friend." 

Sam Kinison

"I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years."

The Twelve Inaugural Inductees

Steve Martin

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"I believe you should place a woman on a pedestal - high enough so you can look up her dress." 

Bob Newhart

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"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'."

Richard Pryor

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"I'm not addicted to cocaine.  I just like the way it smells."


Don Rickles

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"When you enter a room, you have to kiss his ring. I don't mind, but he has it in his back pocket. (on Frank Sinatra)"


Joan Rivers

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"I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio."


Henny Youngman

Henny Youngman

"When I read about the evils of drinking, i gave up reading."


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