@matthewc23 - I find Robin Williams to be the most talented when delivering these so-called way homer punch lines.
I graduated with a degree in English Literature, and sometimes when he does his comic impressions, he delivers lines that you would only understand if you had read some books or been around the humanities for awhile.
I’m not saying that all of his humor is like that, but I’ve picked up on a few of his witticisms. There’s a certain satisfaction in finding a comedian who has an appreciation for the arts (I understand Williams had some exposure to Julliard’s so he’s been around that neck of the woods for quite some time).
In my opinion, we need to elevate the public discourse a little more (I can’t stand dirty jokes), educate the public and raise up comedians who can deliver true wit, instead of groveling to base appetites.