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September 11, 2009, 9:30 AM

Alison Brie: Funny Joke from a Beautiful Woman

The actress who plays the lovely wife of Pete Campbell on Mad Men — and now a student on the lovely new Community — tells a good one about handjobs

By Erik Price

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A guy walks into a bar and sees a sign that reads, "Cheese sandwich $3.50. Chicken sandwich $4.50. Handjob $5." He checks his wallet and calls over the waitress. He asks, "Are you the one who does the handjob?"

She smiles at him seductively and says, "I am."

He says, "Well, wash your friggin' hands. I want a cheese sandwich."

About the Jokester: Before Alison Brie was cast as ad executive Pete Campbell's buttoned-up, neglected wife, Trudy, on Mad Men, the South Pasadena, California, native worked as a clown at children's birthday parties: "I'd drive down to the office in Compton in a clown suit and pick up a bag of balloons and a boom box." While she was proud of being the least likely balloon-animal maker in L. A. County, Brie was focused on a slightly more high-brow form of live entertainment: the theater. She was appearing in a local production of Hamlet when she got the call from Mad Men. In addition to her role on that show, Brie plays Annie, one of the students on NBC's new comedy Community, which also stars Chevy Chase and Joel McHale. Which means it doesn't look like she'll be returning to the small stage — or the backyard — anytime soon.

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