I’ve always wanted to do stand-up comedy so last summer I added a “Lame Joke of the Day” feature to the lunch announcements at the Madison Senior Center. They laughed. At last, I had an audience! I was hooked. I really look forward to telling the lame jokes of the day
I really do try to find lame jokes. Real groaners. But funny ones. I started out calling them the bad joke of the day but one of the little old ladies nagged me until I changed it to lame because my jokes aren’t bad. Whatever… I guess she doesn’t get irony.
Now I have hecklers in the audience. And people playing jokes on me while I’m doing the announcements. Every day I ask if anyone is having a birthday. If someone does then we all sing Happy Birthday. Lame, right? Well, most people won’t admit to having a birthday and I started making comments like I couldn’t believe no one in the audience was getting any older. One day the smarty pants people who sit at my table ALL raised their hand at the same time and cracked me up. I love the peeps who sit at my table.
You know what’s funny and totally awesome? I’m going to turn 60 this year but in my mind, I’m volunteering to help out the elderly. Me? I’m not old at all. I’m having the time of my life.
I agree with Abe Lincoln. Laughing with friends and even enemies (yeah, I have a few of those) about the absurdity of living eases the burdens of life and keeps you young. Find a friend (or an enemy) to share a laugh with today. Here’s a joke to tell them:
What did the right eye say to the left eye?
Between you and I, something smells around here.