often includes jokes from different places around the world.
Latvian humour music is full of great artists and comedians. Some of best examples are Ballad About the Swan
, many songs by Labvēlīgais Tips
led by Andris Freidenfelds
(also known as Fredis), songs by Kaspars Upaciers
(also known as UFO), "Bet Bet" managed by Zigfrīds Muktupāvels
and many more comedic music groups.A good example of a band in this genre is Brāļi Laivinieki (Boatman brothers) that played before 1940. They sang mainly about everyday life, love, the rich and the poor, etc using humorous puns.
Latvians find it more funny to play around with words, twist one's words and turn them into an inside or dirty joke on the fly before one finishes speaking, still preserving neutrality (double entendre
A Latvian goes to the doctor, and says "I'm going to work in Estonia
and I really want to fit in. Could you remove 25% of my brain?" The doctor says "Fine, we can do that. Just let me schedule you in." A week or so later the Latvian goes in for the operation. However after the procedure the doctor comes to see him and says "Look, I'm really sorry but we got things mixed up and instead of removing 25% of your brain, that's all we left you with." The Latvian seems happy about this and responds "Gerai, gerai
!" ("Great, fine!" in Lithuanian)
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