There had to be a first right?
Any ideas on what it could have been about?
Wasn't it when Hebrew/Christian God created light of day before he made the Sun? The cheeky bastard.
But if somebody found an even older piece of writing that said "What is the difference between a duck?", they would probably think it was a mistake rather than a joke.
Thag: My dinosaur has no nose.
Zog: But then how does he smell?
Who knows what the first joke was, but I clearly remember my daughter's first joke.
She was in the back seat of the car, in her car seat. She was about 2.
She said loudly, "HEY!"
I said, "What?"
She said, "HEY!", and giggled a little.
I said, "What?", and she giggled some more.
I looked back to see what was going on, and she was pointing to a piece of hay stuck to her shoe.
But since puns require a fairly advanced grasp of language, I doubt the first joke ever was a pun.
"Two Amoeba walk out of a bar"
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