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Topic: English (UK) humor ...
Message: Posted by: Comedy Writer (Jun 28, 2007 04:26PM)
Here's a question: I'm writing some comedy for an English (England) audience; do you have "knock-knock" type jokes?

Comedy Writer
Message: Posted by: FlippingWonderful (Jun 28, 2007 04:45PM)
This is the intro to my comedy magic show...

[Me] We need to stir up a little magic tonight so stick your hands in the air and twirl them around... [and whilst they do that I say]

[Me] Let me tell you a joke whilst you do that.... Knock Knock
[Them] Who's there?
[Me] Ya


Kills 'em every time.... things rapidly go down hill after that...
Message: Posted by: Mark Wilden (Jun 28, 2007 07:40PM)
I don't get it...

///ark
Message: Posted by: FlippingWonderful (Jun 29, 2007 03:14AM)
It's a hard one to put into words.... but here goes....

Raise your arm like you did when you were at school when you wanted to answer a question.

Go on do it... don't just read this... do it and it will make sense...

With your arm raised twirl/twist your hand in a circular motion

Now read the joke...

The punch line (which was not written) is "Ya-who" (like yahoo.... the sound a cowboy makes if he's throwing a lasoo)

Trust me, it works, but it is a visual gag and the audience do kick themselves.

Oh boy... us English and our humour...
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Jun 30, 2007 07:35AM)
It's a nice gag similair to "Boo" or "atch" being at the door. The written equivalent to the visual punchline would be something like "Calm down, cowboys".

Why do you think you require Knock knock style jokes for an English audience. There aren't many knock knock jokes we tell after primary school. In the US it is often assumed "benny hill", "Ru being served" and "keeping up appearances" are our type of humour. They're not, they're just the rubbish that the US buys.

George
Message: Posted by: Phil J. (Jun 30, 2007 07:50AM)
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On 2007-06-30 08:35, magicgeorge wrote:
In the US it is often assumed "benny hill", "Ru being served" and "keeping up appearances" are our type of humour. They're not, they're just the rubbish that the US buys.

George
[/quote]Give me the English rubbish any day over the tripe that comes from the States.
Message: Posted by: Comedy Writer (Jul 2, 2007 11:18AM)
Thanks all -- I'm setting them up as 3rd gradeer humor; that's the point. Just needed to know if the form crossed the big pond...

Comedy writer guy
Message: Posted by: tnscot (Jul 2, 2007 12:51PM)
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[/quote]Give me the English rubbish any day over the tripe that comes from the States.
[/quote]

Those darn Colonials and their darn Colonial humor. Or should that be "humour"?
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Jul 14, 2007 11:37AM)
[quote]
On 2007-07-02 12:18, Comedy Writer wrote:
Thanks all -- I'm setting them up as 3rd grader humor; that's the point. Just needed to know if the form crossed the big pond...
[/quote]

Ah, I see, I thought you meant do we have any knock knock jokes to share (as did a few others) so to answer your question yes we have "knock knock" jokes especially in 3rd grade.

George
Message: Posted by: cheesewrestler (Jul 15, 2007 02:30AM)
You: "What kind of fish begins with "W" and ends with "W"?"

Victim: ... thinks ... "I give up."

Y: "Walthamstow!"

V: "??? Walthamstow isn't a fish, it's a place ... "
Message: Posted by: ChristopherM (Jul 15, 2007 09:03AM)
:lol:
Message: Posted by: Sealegs (Jul 17, 2007 04:55AM)
Cheesewrestler: I prefer the surrealist version;

You: "What kind of fish begins with "W" and ends with "W"?"

Victim: ... thinks ... "I give up."

You: "Walthamstow!"

Victim: "??? Walthamstow isn't a fish, it's a location ... "

You: "........."

Neal. :)
Message: Posted by: cheesewrestler (Jul 17, 2007 11:20AM)
"Knock knock!"

"Who's there?"

"M A B it's a big horse."

"M A B it's a big horse who?"


"M A B it's a big horse I'm a Londoner ..."

(starts off surreal & then turns into Stanley Holloway, now that's English U.K.)
Message: Posted by: itshim (Jul 17, 2007 02:39PM)
3rd Grade Humour knock knock joke ...

Knock knock

Who's there?

Idunap etc.



Knock Knock

Who's there?

Standonmysh



Or get the audience to start the joke...

Nigel

Will you remember me tomorrow?
Will you remember me next week?
Will you remember me in a year?

Knock, Knock
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Jul 22, 2007 02:36PM)
And there was me thinking the UK was full of unoriginal pooey comedy!! Guess not!!

M:C