Much earlier. But the 1600-year-old Philogelos: The Laugh Addict contains just the one-liner,
A man complains that a slave he was sold had died.not a fully developed sketch.
"When he was with me, he never did any such thing!"
Other timeless gags from Philogelos, which surely ought to be online somewhere, but doesn't seem to be:
- Talkative barber to customer: “How shall I cut your hair?”
Customer: “In silence.”
- An academic was on a sea voyage when a big storm blew up, causing his slaves to weep in terror. "Don’t cry," he consoled them, "I have freed you all in my will."
- Someone needled a well-known wit: "I had your wife, without paying a penny".
He replied: "It's my duty as a husband to couple with such a monstrosity. What made you do it?"
- An Abderite sees a eunuch talking with a woman and asks him if she's his wife. The guy responds that a eunuch is unable to have a wife.
"Ah, so she's your daughter? "
- A misogynist is attending to the burial of his wife, who has just died, when someone asks: "Who is it who rests in peace here?".
He answers: "Me, now that I'm rid of her!"
- A young man says to his randy partner, 'Wife, what shall we do, eat or make love?'
'Whichever you like,' she replies.
'There's no bread.'
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