Mitch Hedberg was a modern-day king of deadpan.
One of my favourite Mitch Hedberg quotes is:
I did a radio interview. The DJs first question was “Who are you?” I had to think, “Is this guy really deep or did I drive to the wrong station?”
The outward reflection of his bad jokes were jokes in themselves. I’m still not over the hilarious simplicity of “dogs are forever in the push-up position”. It never gets old and neither does his delivery.