Lord Buckley

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Lord Buckley (April 5, 1906, Tuolumne, CaliforniaNovember 12, 1960, New York City), born Richard Myrle Buckley, was an American monologist and comedian.


  • It is the duty of the humor of any given nation in time of high crisis to attack the catastrophe that faces it in such a manner as to cause the people to laugh at it in such a way that they cannot die before they are killed.

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