Advice From Everywhere…

Across from my stage at this fair is a firefighter booth. I know the people that are there pretty well, and they know me and my show pretty well. Yesterday they made a suggestion to my show, and it turned out great. In the show I tell a kid joke. It’s not something I’m proud … Continue reading “Advice From Everywhere…”

Across from my stage at this fair is a firefighter booth. I know the people that are there pretty well, and they know me and my show pretty well. Yesterday they made a suggestion to my show, and it turned out great.


In the show I tell a kid joke. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it fits in the spot in the show. The firefighters suggested that I put in a rim shot after the joke. I downloaded a rim shot and play it after the joke. It got a good response.

I think the rim shot acknowledges that I understand it’s not a good joke. I’ve only done it a couple of times, but I think it’s going to be a keeper. My only worry is that it makes the street joke feel cheesier…

New Bits Day One

Well, I’m one day into 14 days of hopefully getting one new joke or bit per day from my show. I gained one, but lost one. First of all, I had a thing I said, that’s not really a joke, but wanted to turn it into a joke. It’s about gluten allergies being imaginary. It’s … Continue reading “New Bits Day One”

Well, I’m one day into 14 days of hopefully getting one new joke or bit per day from my show. I gained one, but lost one. First of all, I had a thing I said, that’s not really a joke, but wanted to turn it into a joke. It’s about gluten allergies being imaginary. It’s really not me, and wasn’t funny (at this point). I’m all for poking fun at the government, education, or big business, but not someone’s health. Cutting it was the right thing.


The new bit I added yesterday worked great. It’s for my cracker card trick. I say, “I’m going catch your cracker like a seagull at the pier“, then I make my best attempt at a seagull noise. I’m tagging it with a the old kids joke, “Do you know why they call a seagull a seagull? If they flew over the bay, they’d be baygulls (bagels).” I’m then following that with another kid joke that I wrote. “I read that on a Laffy Taffy when I was a kid. The highlight of my life when I was 16 years old is that I wrote a joke that Laffy Taffy used. You want to hear it? How does a pilot take their bagel? Plain (plane)“.


While not exactly high brow comedy, it all fits, I’m not just telling a stupid joke for no reason. It fits the theme, tells them a little bit about me and allows me to get out of my comfort zone making the seagull noise. Standing in front of an audience and sqauking isn’t something I’m comfortable doing. I’m going to call yesterday WIN as I got three new laughs yesterday!