“Pardon Our Mess, We’re Remodeling!”
“The Boss Is Away Sale”
Knock-knock. KNOCK-KNOCK. You say…
Did it really work for everyone else? “Everyone uses that joke” does not mean “everyone likes that joke.”
I can imagine the confessions in humor court:
“I was sure THEY would think it’s funny. No, I don’t think it’s funny, but…”
Questions before you commit a crime against humor:
1. Is it the right audience?
2. Is it the right time or occasion?
3. Does it make me laugh?
When accused of a comedy crime, you’ll have a three-layered defense.