Enjoy Watching Jim Gaffigan Try to Write ‘New Yorker’ Cartoon Captions

New Yorker cartoons occupy an interesting place in pop culture. They are theoretically funny, but most of the time they seem to0 “smart” for their own good.

Recently, the magazine challenged the comedian Jim Gaffigan to write captions for their seemingly high-minded illustrations.

Watching a professional comedian try—and struggle—to come up with funny one-liners shows how absurd they really are.

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