History of Here Comes the Judge: Comedy's First Meme


Here Comes the Judge is a 1968 song by legendary comedian Pigmeat Markham. It become one of comedy’s first memes when Sammy Davis Jr. made it a catchphrase on the TV show: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In.

The song, and Laugh In comedy sketch, became so huge - that 4 other versions of Here Come the Judge were released in the same year - all them making the charts. (The most famous by Shorty Long.)

Here Comes the Judge - also inspired the Baskin-Robbins flavor: Here Comes the Fudge.

Find out more about one of comedy’s first memes - long before there was the Internet.