Tell me a Joke, please

I’m a fan of many comedians and growing up I regularly watched TV shows with the rest of my family. We laughed at the craziness of The Goodies and Monty Python, the wit of Ronnie Barker, Not the Nine O’clock News, Dave Allen and the comic timing of Morecombe and Wise, and many more.  I’ve dated myself somewhat, however, that’s the era which has influenced my take on comedy.

A sense of humour is critical when writing, even if you’re not injecting it into your own work, remember to set aside a moment to relax, smile and laugh at something. A good joke when all else fails will boost those wavering moments of insecurity.

The rise of social media may have given us unwanted attention in the form of trolls, pressure groups, pervasive advertising and other forms of commercialisation, but in amongst all of that intrusiveness, there is the humorous side of life presented in many forms – from posters to videos and it’s great medicine for a gloomy day.

Joking aside – look after yourself and don’t lose sight of what you’ve achieved so far. That’s what I tell myself.

So what’s your favourite joke?


Today’s book – a British actress’s autobiography and humorous take on life as a working mother and wife.

Maureen Lipman – How Was it For You?


Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge and Twitter id is @AprilA2Z

Linky List  for finding other partipants in the challenge is here




  1. Patrice O’Neal is my favorite ever. It’s a shame he died so young.


    1. Hi Adam, thanks for the link. We all have our favourites and many comedians do die young or tragically – Robin Williams, Tony Hancock.


  2. I couldn’t possibly write my favourite joke here! My ‘K’ story on Monday is about a joke, but only a knock knock one! As for the old comedy shows, they’ve never been bettered and I can’t resist watching repeats when they come along. Knock knock……


    1. What a pity 😉 I shall enjoy your knock knock …..


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