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Old 06-14-2012, 01:18 PM   #21
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Use a small one.
Damn, how do I walk in to these things........
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:53 PM   #23
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That said, to me both jokes are a little too much for a public venue like that. So, if I were in your audience, wanting to kick back and enjoy a pleasant and tasteful performance, I would not appreciate hearing them. I voted "no".

+1 Well said.
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Instead of telling them a joke just tell them about your cheapskate parking ideas . That will have the crowd laughing !
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:00 PM   #25
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Tomorrow my trio will be performing in a venue where people are sitting and listening. In between songs, I was considering telling this joke, but now I think it's too racy. What do you think?
I think people go to music venues to hear music.

You might get heckled by calls of "Shut up and play!!"
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You're like the dyslexic who walked into a bra.

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Old 06-15-2012, 06:16 AM   #27
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To answer the OP's original question, I would not tell this joke.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:20 AM   #28
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I say go for it. Of course, when comedians are bombing, they always go for the 'd!ck' joke.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:28 AM   #30
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I would only tell this joke if the venue is NOT "smoke free". YMMV
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:21 AM   #31
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I'm gonna say "it depends" on this one. First, consider your audience. But second, consider that it's a pretty old joke. I haven't heard it in awhile, so maybe it's old enough to be new again?

I agree with MichaelB...try to work it in as an anecdote, like something you overheard, something your aunt told you, etc. That way, even though it's an old joke, you at least get a bit of a fresh spin on it.
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But second, consider that it's a pretty old joke. I haven't heard it in awhile, so maybe it's old enough to be new again?
A comedian never changes the joke - they change the audience ...

Any joke is new to another generation...
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It depends on how much alcohol has been served.

If they're sober skip the joke.

If they're drunk they'll laugh at anything.

But really, it depends on the audience. Formal? I'd skip it. Very casual? It might go well and probably won't offend anyone.
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Do what you think best, but if you tell it and offend anyone, I'd suggest you quit playing at convents those venues. No one I know would think it was very funny be offended. Your choice.
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I didn't tell that joke. Instead I told this, completely clean one:
This place used to be a really rough bar, and at one point they were looking for a bouncer. A guy came in, and was told "We need someone who is really tough."

The guy said, "I'm really tough. To give you an example, today I was using a chainsaw in a tree, and I accidentally cut off my arm. I climbed down, picked it up, took it into the house, and used my wife's sewing kit to sew it back on. Then I went back to work."

The interviewer said, "Well, I can tell you're a pretty tough guy. You've got the job."

"I got the job? AWRIGHT!"

And at this point I put out my arms to show two thumbs up, but one thumb is up and the other is down.

It got a pretty good laugh.
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WADR Al, maybe you should stick to music?
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I think people go to music venues to hear music.

You might get heckled by calls of "Shut up and play!!"
Fortunately, it turned out that that was not the case at all.

An example:

https://www.box.com/s/5002d3870af3a02023ac
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Fortunately, it turned out that that was not the case at all.

An example:

https://www.box.com/s/5002d3870af3a02023ac
I like that bossa nova beat, and your playing very much!

Sounds like a nice intimate place, the crowd reminds me of small places up in Marin in the early 70s.
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Instead of telling them a joke just tell them about your cheapskate parking ideas . That will have the crowd laughing !
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Better to use your own "material" than borrowed.
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