I just read an article about how it is not only OK to do recession jokes in stand-up, but that people are actually welcoming them.
I made the below recession joke about four months ago:
“You know who should bail us out of this recession?.. Darfur.. They fucking owe us!”
To which I received some nervous chuckles from the audience and someone shouted “Too soon!” Now, this isn’t the best joke ever created (and certainly has its financial flaws), but I think it is funny enough to receive some non-nervous chuckles, or maybe even some nervous, actual laughter. But, as I said, that was four months ago and maybe it really was too soon. I guess a lot has changed in four months and we have begun to accept the state of our economy and have actually gotten settled into this cozy recession (and I guess the only thing left to do is make fun of it). So, I am bringing the recession joke back as of today. I will let you know how it goes.
DON’T TRY AND STOP ME! (or go ahead and try to try and stop me.. but make sure it is before 8pm tonight or it will be too late)!
Please see article below confirming that it is now OK to do recession jokes..
Recession Joke confirmation article