I was expecting to read the text. :(
This is no surprise. There's a lot of Monty Python style in Shakespeare, and he was definitely influenced by earlier sources, such as medieval morality plays, etc.
I saw a medieval comedy with a killer rabbit when i was a kid…by some troupe known as “Monty Python”
In medieval England people joked about killer rabbits. Must be a direct ancestor of Monty Python's rabbit - connection!

In medieval England there was a sketch about "Robin Hood, jousting bears, and partying pigs" yet there's no mention of Walt Disney.

I'd say it's a load of hogwash but I'm sure somewhere Becky Ferreira has written about how medieval Britons used to bathe their swine.

What if the killer rabbit bit proves this is a tongue-in-cheek modern forgery
I feel for the poor researcher that wrote "Until then, Heege’s work survives as a “vestige of medieval life lived vibrantly: the good times being as good as they ever have been, and probably ever will,” according to the study."

They so want to live in medival times bless them

And thus it was proved true that an artists value isn't known until they are dead.

In this case, it took six centuries for somebody to get their jokes.

   and for those who don't get *my* humor, it's a play on words about 'getting' jokes, physically, in written form
Got me thinking... what is the oldest, preserved joke? Is it still funny?
Here I am thinking, "but we already know about Jim Davidson and Andrew Dice Clay"
is there a link to the actual manuscript?

I think some of the posts on here are very anglo-centric. I like that HN is a place that serves no one particlar nation or people.