STAND-UP COMEDY?

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My son, Bill Broom, whose brief but immensely popular career as a nightclub comic, once told me that his formula for creating standup jokes was one he learned from others of his ilk. His method: make a ridiculous statement; then prove it. Hmmm;

“I am not thinking of a white rhinoceros. I know this because I am saddled to an elephant hippety- hopping hither and yon. (If this isn’t funny perhaps it ‘s because I am not standing up. Try standing  while hippety-hopping astride an elephant some time…or atop a white rhinoceros.)”

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