Where does the phrase “funny as a barrel of monkeys” come from and What does it mean?

One monkey arouses a great deal of amusement. Two more then double the interest and amusement.

If one were to release a barrelful of monkeys, we must suppose that their antics would become hilariously comical.

The expression “funny as a barrel of monkeys” is common among children.

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