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Joe Miller (1684–1738)

Miller, Joseph [“Joe Miller”]. An English actor and humorist; born in England in 1684; died in 1738. His name has long been a synonym for a jest or witty anecdote of ancient flavor. His chief reputation rests upon a collection of witticisms attributed to him, entitled ‘Joe Miller’s Jests,’ published after his death (1739) by John Mottley, who, however, secured a part of the collection from other sources.