Comedians can be dated back to 425 BC, when Aristophanes, a comic author and playwright, wrote ancient comedic plays. He wrote 40 comedies, 11 of which survive and are still being performed. Aristophanes’ comedy style took the form of satyr plays. The English poet and playwright William Shakespeare wrote a fair amount of comedies. A Shakespearean comedy is one that has a happy ending, usually involving marriages between the unmarried characters, and a tone and style that is more light-hearted than Shakespeare’s other plays. Continue reading for more unusual jokes that only geeks will probably find funny.