I’ve been furiously writing monologue jokes for the past two days, in hopes of coming up with material that Danny would use on the air. We tape three shows in a night, and my best taping so far was the last one, when three of my jokes made it onto television sets across Maine. I wanted to break that record tonight.
Not only did I break it, Modern Philosophers, but I destroyed it! I tied my record in the opening monologue of the first show when Danny used three of my jokes! Three in one show…I couldn’t believe it.
Then he used three more for the second show, including one that I know will get me in trouble with the Nuns. More about that later.
We capped off the night with two more jokes in the third show. For those of you not good at math, that’s eight jokes written by this Modern Philosopher that made it onto The Nite Show. I was thrilled.
Other exciting things happened tonight. The theater was packed. It was awesome to see such a large audience turn out to support Maine’s favorite late night talk show.
The NESCOM kids produce the show. They work the cameras, run the boards, get the sound and video working, and I’m sure they also do a million more things to get The Nite Show onto the air.
Thank you, NESCOM crew for all your hard work!
The NESCOM students were out in force in a second capacity tonight. I met Kelly Cotiaux, who teaches a Social Media class at the school, and she had her class in attendance. They were sitting all around me and tweeting about the show.
I told Kelly that I write some of the jokes and we talked about my blog. A little later, I found this on Twitter…
Pretty cool, right? That made me smile.
Before the third show started, one of the NESCOM students walked up to me and said: “Is it true you write all the jokes? That’s cool. You’re so funny.”
I thanked him and explained that I write some of the jokes, but I was floored by the compliment. I usually just sit in the back of the theater, minding my own business, and enjoying the sound of folks laughing at my jokes. So it was a really nice change to have people know that I was one of the writers, and tell me how much they enjoy my jokes.
I was in writer heaven.
One last thing happened that really made my night. A guest on the third show referenced my joke from second show’s monologue. He was on a roll, had the audience rolling, and was really making fun of Danny. Then he said: “That joke from earlier about Jesus and the high five? That’s gonna get you struck down by lightning!”
The crowd roared and I cheered. I’d written that joke! I was the one who was going to incur the wrath of God. Not a bad way to end the evening, right?
Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, which as you know, celebrates the day Jesus invented the high five.
I know the Nuns are going to come after me for that one, but it was worth it. I was glad Danny had the guts to use a joke like that, and the audience really liked it.
Sorry for rambling, Modern Philosophers, but I’m in a great mood and wanted to share it with you. For those of you who live in Maine, please be sure to check out The Nite Show this Saturday night. I hear the monologue jokes are worthy of a lightning strike!