From Overheard In New York:

Woman: I'm glad it's starting soon. I could use some laugh therapy.
Friend: Um, it's not really a funny play...
Woman: Yeah -- I was kidding.
Friend: Oh.

--Waiting to see King Lear, The Public Theater

The quote reminds me of a conversation I once had with a friend.

Me: I'm going to see As You Like It, but I can't remember what it's about.
Friend: It's the one with the twins and the forests.
Me: Ha. Ha. Very funny.
Friend: What? I'm serious.
Me: Oh. um. Almost all of Shakespeare's comedies have something to do with twins and forests.

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