Robert Orben

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Robert Orben
Born (1927-03-04) March 4, 1927 (age 95)
Years active1946–present
GenresObservational comedy
Subject(s)American culture

Robert Orben (born March 4, 1927) is an American professional comedy writer, although he also worked as a magician. He has written multiple books on comedy, mostly collections of gags and "one-liners" originally written for his newsletter, Orben's Current Comedy, and has also written books for magicians. Later, Orben moved into politics, and in 1973 he became head speechwriter to Vice President Gerald R. Ford.[1]


  1. ^ Wickberg, Daniel (1998). The Senses of Humor: Self and Laughter in Modern America. Cornell University Press. pp. 197. ISBN 0-8014-3078-X.

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