When’s the second joke?

I went to a comedy show tonight.

A guy got up and started his set by saying ‘alright, joke one’.

He went on for a bit, told a bunch of jokes and got some good laughs.

‘I’m going to finish by taking questions,’ he said, ‘do I have any questions?’

The room was quiet.

‘When’s joke two?’ I broke the silence.

Everyone laughed.

He went through the entire set without announcing joke two.

The question was playful but obvious. The best things are.

Moral of the story? If you want to ask something, ask. Sometimes you’ll be greeted with a room full of laughs. And that’s always a good thing.

The Lantern Comedy Club, New York City

The Lantern Comedy Club, New York City