The K sound is one of the fundamental masonry units in the comedy high-rise; if funny were a pesto, the K sound is Basil. IF laughs....ok, i think we're done with the cute analogies. Here is the basic rule: The K sound is always funny, and it trumps any other sound. That's it, that's the rule.
Thus, when given a choice of words, always opt for a work with the K sound. It's that simple, people. I think Walter Matthau makes this point in his role as Willy Clark in The Sunshine Boys, but maybe I'm thinking of something else. Anyway, it's not important.
Not Funny: Pie
Not Funny: Potato
Not Funny: Beer
Twice as Funny: Cocktail (twice the sounds = twice the laughs!)
Triple Bonus Funny: Kiddie Cocktail (are you getting this?)
Not Funny: Dewars
Let's see if we can put two and two together now and see what we've learned.
Not Funny: Let's see, I'll have a big ole Beer. Make it a Fosters Lager!
Funny: I need a cocktail; Lemme have a Cutty and Red Pop, and put a big ole pickle wedge in there.
See what i'm saying? Am I lying to you? Go ahead and practice, let me know if you have any questions.
Next week, i'll try to help all of you who start off your business presentations with a joke. You know who you are, and you definitely need help. I'm here for you, and we'll get you sorted out in the next few days. Sit tight.Posted by Dick at November 8, 2003 10:02 PM | TrackBack