Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Bit of Comedy

Max is going through one of those phases that kids go through. I'm calling this one the "inept stand-up comedian" phase. Mostly, this means he's gotten really into making jokes, but isn't so clear on what folks find funny. What makes it extra confusing to the casual observer is that he has excellent comedic timing and he really commits to his jokes and cracks himself up. As a result, it goes something like this:

Max: "What does a tree say in the morning?"
Indulgent adult: "Hmm, I don't know. What?"
Max: "Paint! Bwah-ha-ha-ha!!!!"
Somewhat confused indulgent adult: *slight awkward laughter*
Max: "Ha-ha-ha-ha!! Get it?!?!?"
Amused-at-the-kid-not-the-joke adult: "Hah ... hah. Sure..."
*Max continues to crack up*

As you can see, the jokes aren't exactly gold, but he sure does get a kick out of it anyway. At this point, he knows 2 actual jokes as far as I know. The rest of the time we get wonderfully timed and delivered non-sequiturs, followed by hilarious cackling.

Here are his 2 actual jokes:

What does a train say when it's eating?

What do cows like to dance to?

Not comedic gold, perhaps, but they at least have punch lines.

We've also been cracking up around here over Written By a Kid. If you haven't discovered Geek & Sundry yet, you should definitely check it out.

If you you want to skip straight to our favorites, I love the first episode the best:

Joss Whedon Fights a One-Eyed Monster in "Scary Smash"

Max's favorite so far is:

What's making you laugh today?


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