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Hello. I have decided to post a specific thread on the possible use for a rubber chicken. Why, when we think of comedy do we seem to think of rubber chickens? Why are they funny? Why were they funny? And should I buy one today?

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...And should I buy one today?

For the opportunity to use this joke in all its iterations:

(Subtle) "Don't ever try to eat this. It's a choking hazard."

(Overt) "Let go of his neck! [Take it away... holding it by the neck] I'll choke my own chicken, thank you."

(Philisophical) "Which came first? The chicken or the guy who choked it?"

You get the idea...


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I use it instead of dove production. Usually I say something like: "Dove production is very hard to do, I did a lot of practice, and let me see if I can make it work this time". And when I produce a rubber chicken, you can imagine the reaction.
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I used to do a routine with a dove pan and a rubber chicken as the final production that always got a big laugh. To make a long patter short, I basically pattered that I got a recipe from a southern gentleman and proceeded to put the ingredients into a pan including the "secret blend of herbs and spices", then read the recipe as "set on fire at 350 degrees", then after doing so realized it said "set on the fire at 350 degrees", put the top on the pan, produced the rubber chicken and said "finger lickin good"
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Hello Rubber Chicken Fans....This past holiday season I got a new rubber chicken from my mother in law and I gotta tell rocks. I have been having a lot of fun with her (the chicken ... not the mother in law)in my kid shows. It is sold as a dog toy and a link is :

Get one .... have some fun.

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I have a change bag routine. One day, I saw my rubber chicken laying about and I stuffed it in the bag. During performance I announce that I have an empty bag, reach in to show it empty, and pull out the rubber chicken to my surprise. "What's this?" I say as I toss it over my shoulder behind my table. The bit gets a laugh, and for some strange reason, emptying the bag of the rubber chicken demonstrates that the bag IS empty.

Everytime I have seen a big buildup to a rubber chicken it always went over well. I highly recommend the silly thing.

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I also like the idea of using it with a dove pan!
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Get a Kentucky Fried Chicken Bucket and go around asking people if they would like some Chicken. Pull out or show the Rubber Chicken. Everyone loves it.

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I use my rubber chicken as a magic wand in my take on the Mark Strivings routine "My First Dip." The chicken pokes around the change bag, and sticks his head out the bottom, doing a slow burn at the audience...they crack up! As I pull out one wrong thing after another, I keep saying "And now, as I wave my magic..." and the audience yells "Chicken!" It is one big old good time!

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