Stumbled across an account of stand-up humor delivered at a dinner hosted by Attila the Hun. Priscus, an attendee, wrote this:
"After the songs a Scythian entered, a crazy fellow who told a lot of strange and completely false stories, not a word of truth in them, which made everyone laugh. Following him came the Moor, Zerkon, totally disorganized in appearance, clothes, voice and words. By mixing up the languages of the Italians with those of the Huns and Goths, he fascinated everyone and made them break out into uncontrollable laughter, all that is except Attila" - Priscus, recorded in Eyewitness to History, edited by John Carey.
Those savage warloads - such tough nuts to crack :-)