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Bob and Ray: Life is a funny business
Bob and Ray: Life is a funny business

For almost half a century, the comedy team of Bob and Ray took the ordinary and made it extraordinarily funny. During that span they influenced comedians and writers such as Johnny Carson, David Letterman, George Carlin and Garrison Keillor. "Slaughterhouse-Five" novelist Kurt Vonnegut once wrote of the duo: "Their jokes turn out to be universal ... because much of life presents itself as the same dilemma; how to seem lusty and purposeful when less than nothing is going on." Though they haven't performed in decades, their brilliance is on display in several clips on YouTube, including one from "The Tonight Show" with Carson in which Ray Goulding is...

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