He's been the surprise package of the Labour leadership election campaign. Now the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, left-wing standard bearer and anti-austerity campaigner, has been confirmed by the creation of a spoof Twitter account in his honour.
But @CorbynJokes has a twist. It's a stream of gags, but playing on the idea that the Left takes itself too seriously. "Jeremy hasn't heard or told a joke since 1964," the biog says.
The traditional joke-book is exhausted. Knock, knock jokes. Mother-in-law jokes. "Yo mamma" jokes. Even the infamous The Aristocrats. However, each ends with a po-faced, right-on punch-line. Here are six of the most favourite.
A Corbyn take on an old classic
"Jeremy, there's a fly in my soup"
"The world has far greater problems than that. I suggest you read this pamphlet on solidarity with Gaza"— @corbynjokes (@corbynjokes) July 24, 2015
Channeling 1970s stand-ups
I'm not saying my mother-in-law didn't like me, but we had some pretty serious arguments about immorality of private education.— @corbynjokes (@corbynjokes) July 24, 2015
The most re-tweeted
A man walks into a bar, but it's not a bar anymore it's a luxury housing development with prices starting at £595k for a one-bedroom flat.— @corbynjokes (@corbynjokes) July 24, 2015
The veteran MP re-imagined on the hit MTV show
Yo mama is so stupid she probably went to school during the Thatcher government when state education was being callously run down.— @corbynjokes (@corbynjokes) July 23, 2015
With apologies to The Two Ronnies
"Do you have four candles?"
"I'm afraid I've sold out as we're expecting power cuts this winter. Don't believe the lies of the Tory press"— @corbynjokes (@corbynjokes) July 24, 2015
And, finally, the joke-book staple
That's right, a withdrawal of funding WILL lead to less doctors.— @corbynjokes (@corbynjokes) July 24, 2015
A lot of people think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Genius RT @corbynjokes: Who is this Rorschach guy and why does he always paint the struggle between capitalists and the proletariat?— Paul Richards (@Labourpaul) July 25, 2015
.@corbynjokes is everything— Jules Mattsson (@julesmattsson) July 24, 2015
Though others think it's no laughing matter.
Gonna call out that Corbyn Jokes account. Mocking someone's beliefs is never cool really, if it's Liz or Corbyn.— Sam Foulder-Hughes (@SamF_H) July 24, 2015
Others aren’t really getting it.
And some, including left-wing intellectuals, suggest only Tories are enjoying it.
Nothing to do & want to read worst "jokes" right now on the internet?
Check out: @corbynjokes
Like Pimms-o'clock in the shires.July 25, 2015
Suggest a correction
This beauty: @corbynjokes:"Yo' mama so old she probably remembers Clement Attlee's National Insurance Act of 1946."
Pimms'o'clockJuly 25, 2015