“The Emperor Augustus was touring the Empire, when he noticed a man in the crowd who bore a striking resemblance to himself.
“Intrigued he asked: ‘Was your mother at one time in service at the Palace?’
“‘No your Highness,’ he replied, ‘but my father was.'”
(I recently found my purpose in life and now I need to learn all about comedy, I thought I should start with history, this joke was unearthed by a group of historians from the UK, thought I’d share it here).