Rundle: the miracle of ‘Hannahkah’

In which Guy Rundle tells over eight days the eight jokes, and though there is really only enough laughter for one, it lasts all eight.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


Hannahkah is one of the most beautiful of the many Jewish festivals that mark Gods renegging on His every promise made to his people, and is known widely throughout the West through the medium of half-remembered RE classes, from which this account is taken.

The year was, in the Jewish calendar, 180 or -57 or 23,312 or something, and there was a man … um, there was a tribe, there’s a hill in it somewhere, and this was the time of the Princesses, and a man had a daughter named Hannah, or was it three daughters, or is that St.Nicholas? Now this was in the time of a tribe called the Macadamias, or possibly the Wannabees, maybe the Ramones, at a place called Kwanza. And lo, the Wannabes would call on the man with the daughter Hannah, to take her out in their chariot — or “car”, which is where that comes from, I guess, sure, why not? And lo, as the Wannabees returned Hannah in their car, the father would stand on the porch with a lit brazier, which is Hebrew for “menthol”, just so, y’know, and it gets hazy from here, but in commemoration of which we tell over eight days the eight jokes, and though there is really only enough laughter for one, it lasts all eight.

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4 thoughts on “Rundle: the miracle of ‘Hannahkah’

  1. zut alors

    Rundle, you have been in outrageous religiously insensitive mode this week to which I say… bless you.

  2. mikeb

    Joan Rivers slayed it. RIP.

  3. Owen Richardson

    You know, don’t you, that your mockery of Christians and Jews is only funny if you’re willing to mock Muslims as well. If you aren’t, then it isn’t.

  4. Lee Tinson

    Nice work, Guy! Regarding the fourth day: it’s not just Jewish divorces.

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