This article is from the The Complete Guide To Hack Stand-Up Comedy, by Steven Rosenthal and Steve Silberberg (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
One of Nostradamus's quatrains goes as follows:
"And a woman named Bobbit shall strike at a man's center and there will be
much mirth made."
Okay, I was kidding (Please, no flames from the Nostradamus people). The
truth is that Bobbit jokes swept like a runaway train through the club
scene for the simple reason that you could turn the genders against each
other with a topical bit that's also a dick joke. (One comic I saw actually
made it a racial bit as well by saying "Why do all you white women always
have to go cutting people's dicks off?!")
But besides the fact that the topic is pretty hack to start with, it's
clearly too old and too overdone to even touch now. Same goes for Tonya
Harding, The Menendez Brothers, Pee-Wee Herman and probably Barney the