The last couple of days I’ve been writing about putting together a script for the Ring on Rubber Band trick that I’ve been working on. Yesterday I wrote a bunch of jokes, and today I’m going to try to put them together in some sort of a logical way.
“This is the most expensive trick I do. The rubber band cost me 37 cents, but the ring cost me half of everything I own. The ring represents the 18 years I’ve been married and the a rubber band which memorializes the one time I bought broccoli ”
Show ring and rubber band. The rubber band is around your left index and thumb. Point to the sides of the rubber band as you say:
“This rubber band has two sides, just like congress…a left side and tea party”
“I will push the ring through each side of the rubber band defying the restraining order from the laws of physics.”
Push the ring through the first side of the rubber band
“Through one side…that’s the easy side. It’s the bunny slope of the rubber band. The second side is the double black diamond. Three men have died trying this next part, but they all had preexisting conditions… and latex allergies.”
Push the ring through the second side of the rubber band.
Pull the ring off the rubber band one side at a time.
“and that’s how I wrote my wedding off on my taxes!”
Alright the routine looks like more of a routine now, and not a bunch of random jokes. The routine now runs about a minute. That’s way better than the 12-15 seconds before I started writing for it.
The jokes still need some tweaking. The congress joke needs a better punchline, and the double black diamond needs a better word/name in its place. I also need something in between the the two penetration phases, where the ring is over both sides of the rubber band, but before I pull it off.