Many people have told me that watching stand up comedians is a fun way to learn a foreign language. Unfortunately, Hungarian stand up comedy didn’t really exist when I began learning Hungarian over 20 years ago, but it has become rather popular over the past 10 years or so. The fake laugh track can be a bit annoying, but otherwise stand up comedy can be an interesting way to learn Hungarian.
I think that the popular comic András Péter Kovács (often known only by his initials in Hungarian, “KAP”) is quite talented, even if I don’t totally connect with his humor. Here’s a short clip of him telling a joke. Watch the clip, and answer the question below.
A transcript of his joke, along with an English translation, will appear after you submit your answer.