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magicgeorge
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I know a lot of you love your cheesy puns so I'm recommending a DVD:
Tim Vine-Live
This guy can actually make puns funny. Which is no mean feat.
You'll recognise some of his jokes as they where nicked then credited to Tommy Cooper. It's a refreshingly different act.

George
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May you tell us a little bit for of the content of the DVD?
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Yeah! Don't tease us like holding a steak in front of a dogs nose. Let's hear some of them puppies!
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Let's not and say we did and let's just buy the DVD so we can hear the jokes being done the proper timing and justice. How does that sound magicgeorge?
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I feel many of us have a great sense of natural timing, and could take these and do them justice. I'd really like to hear some of them.
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Just in time for Pun at Work day.
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Hahaha, I really don't think many people have a "natural" sense of timing... somebody should start doing some stand up comedy research..
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Puns are the lowest form of wit.

They are 'clever' without actually being particularly funny. They require a comic of great talent to make them work.

Too many magicians fall back on strings of puns these days.
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I disagree with puns not being particularly funny. The problem is that most folks don't tell good puns, or they tell a ten minute story with a so-so pun at the end and it just isn't worth it. But a good pun is as funny as any other joke. I make people laugh with them every time I do a show, and I get pretty good laughs. But I also picked them very carefully.
Posted: Feb 15, 2005 7:26am
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I just did a search and can't seem to find the DVD to read more about it...anyone have a link?
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Puns are the highest form of humor (when I tell them).

Timing is important. Try telling puns around 2:00 in the morning to a bunch of drunk college students. Great audience. Timing is everything.

The lowest form of humor is sarcasm. Or any type of chasm in a joke. Just gets me down.
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"Use a pun, go to prison!"
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Puns don't kill people. It's my act that kills people. Sometimes my act just dies.
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A pun is much like a scalpel: In the hand of a surgeon it's a useful tool. In the hand of a child it's a bloody mess.
The Donster
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My puns get to be so bad that I was once wanted by the law for assault with a deadly punchline.
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Your mom was wanted by the law...... hehehe
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LOL She's been dead for 25 years. What was so bad that she did?
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