OTLEY AND DISTRICT MEN’S FORUM
How To Tell A Joke
18th Oct 2012
output of jokes by our member John Hay clearly illustrated the title of his
talk “How to tell a joke (not for Ladies, Prudes and Vicars)”. His jokes
varied in content from innocuous to profane and dubious but all of them drew
laughter from his audience. We heard jokes about
He illustrated his talk by using Limericks (a five line humorous poem usually dealing with a risqué subject) and Rhyming Couplets: the last of these being a Couplet by Cyril Fletcher about a painted lavatory seat that got him banned by the BBC.
We heard about Kathleen Ferrier’s penchant for rude jokes and the charisma of such great artists as Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper and Frank Sinatra.
The result of this presentation was almost a full hour of laughter and enjoyment.
next meeting is on Thursday 1st November at
Richard Smith will give us a colourful talk entitled “Dyeing for a Living”.