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Topic: Chop cup joke
Message: Posted by: Hawkan (Jul 24, 2014 02:03AM)
I'm not the most creative guy around, but I think I've created a joke (a couple of years ago). I think it works best on the streets. Here it goes: "Usually, this trick is done with three cups and one ball. I only have one cup due to financial reasons, I only have one ball due to medical reasons."
Tadaa! Well, OK, not the greatest joke... But feel free to use it if you like it.

Hawkan
Message: Posted by: chappelly (Jul 24, 2014 07:41AM)
[quote]On Jul 24, 2014, Hawkan wrote:
I'm not the most creative guy around, but I think I've created a joke (a couple of years ago). I think it works best on the streets. Here it goes: "Usually, this trick is done with three cups and one ball. I only have one cup due to financial reasons, I only have one ball due to medical reasons."
Tadaa! Well, OK, not the greatest joke... But feel free to use it if you like it.

Hawkan [/quote]

Funny!!!;-)
Message: Posted by: migwar (Jul 24, 2014 01:39PM)
Its a good line. I like it
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Jul 24, 2014 04:58PM)
".....after a while, Eggs begin to fly(!),
maybe a Tomatoe or two!
A Glass of Water,.
..and a Lemon,.. would round out a pretty good meal!
...if I only had a Plate!" (produce folding plate from Hat).

sorry,
i've been drinking...
gallaglur
Message: Posted by: Hawkan (Jul 24, 2014 05:14PM)
Hahaha! What..?! Sober up young man and come back tomorrow ;)

Håkan
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Jul 24, 2014 05:58PM)
I like subtle humor, leaving them to fill in the blanks. If it were me I'd rephrase it something like this:

"Usually, this trick is done with three cups and one ball. For financial reasons I only have one cup, for medical reasons..." I'm sure someone will pick up on it in the lull and finish the punch line for you. If no reaction, you can elect to deliver the punch line yourself.
Message: Posted by: BeThePlunk (Jul 24, 2014 09:29PM)
I like it. Let's the audience make the connection. Good writing.
Message: Posted by: Hawkan (Jul 25, 2014 01:48AM)
Dave: Yes, that would absolutely work. Thanks for the input.
Håkan
Message: Posted by: KendallScot (Jul 25, 2014 11:59AM)
I Agree with Dave, much better!

Also, I'd change the first part to "Usually, this trick is done with three cups and three balls." That way the "ball" punch line makes more sense and most 3 cup routines use three balls.

I know it's nit-picky but it stood out to me.
Message: Posted by: Hawkan (Jul 25, 2014 12:26PM)
Kendal: that is correct. That is what I actually say. Call it a typo/thinko. We have 33 C over here..
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Jul 25, 2014 03:07PM)
[quote]On Jul 25, 2014, KendallScot wrote:
I Agree with Dave, much better!

Also, I'd change the first part to "Usually, this trick is done with three cups and three balls." That way the "ball" punch line makes more sense and most 3 cup routines use three balls.

I know it's nit-picky but it stood out to me. [/quote]

That's not nit-picky at all and I thought exactly the same thing. But then so did the OP :)

There's a lot of precision in comedy even tho it doesn't seem like it. This is one example.