15/10/2013 08:12 BST | Updated 15/10/2013 13:29 BST

From Woody Allen To Monty Python: 15 Examples Of Nietzsche Inspiring Comedy (QUOTES, VIDEOS)


What lies beyond good and evil? A great punchline, of course!

Yes, the great Friedrich Nietzsche was born on this day in 1844. And while you might not immediately associate the German philosopher with LOLZ, here are just 15 instances of jokes, quotes and sketches that wouldn't exist - or at least be as funny - without him...

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