We’ve learned that while our past contains some very funny material, it also holds a lot that needs to be winnowed out. Some material is out-dated. Some is lame and falls flat. Some is startlingly offensive.
Funny poetry, you ask? Who reads poetry, you ask? We think you will be surprised at how funny poetry can be…if you can find the right poems. We have done that for you.
Did you know that John Philip Sousa wrote funny poetry? You can read one right here. You can also listen to it because…
…we know that humor is a lively subject. It enjoys company and an audience. It is meant to be performed and read aloud. We’re on it. We have produced audio recordings that include these pieces. You can even listen to samples on our audio recordings page!
(A note: We have lightly edited some of the following works. Our intent is to clarify now-unfamiliar subjects and to update outdated language.)
Here we go, starting with an excellent example of rhyming & timing by the March King himself: