Comedy: Robert Hawkins

Though he tries to deny it, Robert Hawkins is one of America’s best joke writers. “If you look at Twitter,” he says, “I’m not even in the top 100. I just have an instinct for writing jokes.

Though he tries to deny it, Robert Hawkins is one of America’s best joke writers. “If you look at Twitter,” he says, “I’m not even in the top 100. I just have an instinct for writing jokes.” That he does. “The Bible says ‘Love each other as you would love yourself,’ but you can’t go around jacking other people off,” he tells an audience. Crisscrossing the U.S., he is also one if the nation’s busiest comics. “I’m working my pecker off. I’m all booked up this year,” he says. “I could probably use some rehab, but I’m enjoying it.” What he’s not enjoying is his tax bill. “I just found out Mitt Romney pays 13 percent in taxes and I’m paying twice that. I think I got in the wrong end of this thing.” Perhaps the comedian should look into an offshore bank account of some kind. “Something is off for sure, that’s for sure. Either way I’m voting for Nader. I’m going to write in ‘bite me.’” Funny Bone on the Levee. Through Sept. 1. $15-$17. 859-957-2000, funnyboneonthelevee.com.

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