20 Funniest Comebacks of All Time

December 7th, 2011

Winston Churchill vs. Lady Astor

Calvin Coolidge vs. An Opera Singer

Winston Churchill vs. A Member of Parliament

Calvin Coolidge vs. Some Lady at a White House Dinner

Winston Churchill vs. George Bernard Shaw

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart vs. An Admirer

Winston Churchill vs. Bessie Braddock

Miriam Hopkins vs. An Anonymous Singer

Ilka Chase vs. An Anonymous Actress

John Wilkes vs. John Montagu

Gandhi vs. Reporter

Edna Ferber vs. Noel Coward
(Coward was remarking upon the fact that Ferber was wearing a tailored suit)

Thomas Reed vs. Henry Clay

Pierre Trudeau vs. Richard Nixon
(Upon hearing that Nixon had called him an a**hole)

Groucho Marx vs. A Contestant on “You Bet Your Life”
(After the contestant revealed that he was a father of 10)

Henry Clay vs. Massachusetts Senator Daniel Webster
(After seeing a pack of mules walk by)

Alcibiades vs. Pericles

Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen Douglas
(After Douglas called him “two-faced” during a debate)

Reverend Edward Everett Hale vs. The U.S. Senate
(When asked if he prayed for the Senators)

Abraham Lincoln vs. A Foreign Diplomat
(After the diplomat found Lincoln polishing his boots in his office)