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In Memory of Monteria Ivey

Julie Aiello pointed out that The New York Times has reported that Monteria Ivey died two weeks ago at age 41. Ivey and his comedic partner, Stephan Dweck, appeared regularly on the Imus in the Morning radio program, to which many CTDATA.com readers listen regularly.

Monteria Ivey was a graduate of Dartmouth College, and was obviously an intelligent observer of the contemporary social scene. However, he will be most remembered for a type of joke made at a friend's expense that he called a "snap". One example from his obituary:

When he was growing up, his family was so poor they used to go to Kentucky Fried Chicken to lick other people's fingers.

It is difficult to know where he and Dweck's humor ended and their depiction of life on the streets of New York City began. Nearly anyone who has spent time there has heard this sort of comment from one black person to another on the street or the Subway. Ivey and Dweck raised it to an art form.

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