[ noun ] a humorous anecdote or remark
Used in print(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
The `` wooden-leg '' gag of vaudeville , another standby of this sort , had endless variations .
Another stock vaudeville gag ran : `` Mother is home sick in bed with the doctor '' .
The double meaning in the anatomical made it a familiar vaudeville device , as in the gags of Weber and Fields .
Apart from journalese and vaudeville gags , the anatomical is also found in jocular literature .