Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A New Line I've Been Using

I said it onstage for the first time the other night. Originally I thought it needed something else, but people get it. Well, at least the ones who are gonna get it get it. Everyone doesn't. But that's ok.

I know you all can tell by looking at me, I'm related to Thomas Jefferson.

12 comments:

sara said...

I'm from Virginia. I get it.

jimi said...

Nah. Ditch it.

Anonymous said...

Why? Because Girl Poops Pants lol.

Elena said...

Ugh! That's a terrible joke.

I guess it would be funny if I was watching your routing though. The delivery was probably good...

leatherargento said...

Me: I've been hemming a few old skirts these days, too!

Crowd: "Booh! You suck, woman!Get off the stage! 'Skirts' is a dumb name for 'women,' and your delivery skills are as bad as Caesar's mom's! Bring back BARON!!!"

Cody said...

I saw that joke, and wouldn't you know... it WAS funny. Hawt.

Abbi said...
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Abbi said...

LOL. I like it at face value bc Jefferson dipped in the chocolate (is it too soon to use euphemisms?), but also because it's funny to me when any black person claims anything simply because they're black.
--Abbi Crutchfield...dissecting comedy until it isn't funny anymore since 1982.

Anonymous said...

Baron --

Good premise, but I think it might be stronger if you experimented with burying the punchline a bit, at least with your more coherent/informed audiences.

If the audience is aware enough to make the Jefferson/Hemings connection, then they are probably aware enough to get the connection if you take it one further step out.

[insert feel-good tolerance statement here], then:

As one of my family members used to say,

"We hold these truths to be self-evident..."

Something like that.

Those in the audience who do get it will laugh harder in order to advertise the fact that they got it.

Might work, might not, but might be worth playing with.

defenestrated: said...

Can I marry you in a past life?

[I'm a little too Young to commit yet in *this* life, if you know what I mean...but the <3 big crush <3 still standz]

defenestrated: said...

oh, the hearts, the hearts!

(who's a robot NOW, mothafucka?)
(and yes, Jim's still God. that's still not news, right?)

Milly said...

Thanks for writing this.