Choose my joke!

Bring your “A” game to the Laugh Floor

Choose my joke!

Have you ever been That Guy?

I was. For anyone who hasn’t visited the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, it works like this: Guests are ushered in a comedy club/theater where monsters from the film entertain you and generate ‘laugh power.’ During the show, guests are shown live on-screen with humorous captions under their image. One guest in particular is returned to again and again during the performance. The guest is known as “That Guy.” He’s the butt of light-hearted jokes and actually ends up playing a central role in the performance. My first time in the Laugh Floor I became That Guy. People who had been in our show that morning greeted me as such for the rest of the day when I walked around the Magic Kingdom.

Overall it’s a fun attraction, though for some reason I had an attachment to the Time Keeper – which was there before.

Anyway… The Laugh Floor has been the site of my biggest failure. Let me splain: While waiting in the queue for the show, guests are invited to text a joke which may end up being used during the 10 minute interactive performance.

My joke has never been chosen.

Amy’s not surprised. She doesn’t like my favorite joke. I think it’s genius. Let me run it by you and you be the judge:

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: A fish.

See? Right? That’s awesome.

Unless you’re Amy. Or the guys at the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor who pick jokes. I’ve tried it several times, but each time I leave disappointed. It has become a quest of mine – to have my joke used in the show. And yet the quest continues on.

I have a new one I might try next time – see if you think it’ll improve my chances:

* Past, present and future walk into a bar… It got pretty tense.

Yeah! Great, right? Or… No?

Help me prepare – load me up with awesome one-liners and jokes that could be chosen by the Laugh Floor arbiters of humor.

Have you ever been that guy? Ever had your joke chosen? Tell me your favorite short joke.





  1. Chris

    I have been that guy…. It was around Halloween and I was the guy that everyone was going to dress as with that scary mask.

  2. Christy

    First joke…not so much. But as a fellow writer, I love the second joke! Try that one next time!

  3. Christy

    My favorite joke is this: why don’t sea gulls fly over the bay?
    Because then they’d be bagels!

    My uncle loves jokes, and that’s the only one I ever remember. I think it’s the first joke he ever told me.

  4. Debbie

    My daughter had her joke told the last time we went. What do you get when you cross a Yeti and a Vampire? Frost Bite!!

  5. Kevin

    I sent a text joke once. It was a joke I made up, and it did surprisingly made it in:

    Why did the chicken cross the road? To get there before the egg!

    My fiancée didn’t get it, but I guess Mike Wasowski liked it enough! …unless they just didn’t get many other submissions for that showing.

  6. Alan

    After numerous submissions one of my jokes was finally chosen: “How do you have a really good party in outer space?” “You have to plan-it!”

    It actually was kind of affirming to be selected. (c;

  7. sean

    My 1st time at Disney I headed straight to the Laugh Factory and was “That Guy”. It was awesome and set the tone for the rest of the trip

  8. John Swoap

    None of my jokes are appropriate. Seriously. Even the ones I told as a child are not right for WDW.

  9. John Swoap

    By the way, I loved both jokes, Melanie just rolled her eyes. Obviously, she didn’t “get” them, otherwise, she would have laughed like I did. I think your humor is to “high-brow British like”. Less Monty Python, more South Park is my suggestion.

  10. Leigh

    We have had Laugh Floor success with this joke: What did one snowman say to another snowman? Do you smell carrots?

  11. Megan

    How do you wake up Lady Gaga? Poke her face

  12. Alex

    My wife and I have gotten our joke included on at least three occasions: “How do you make a tissue dance? Put a little boogie in it.” The key is that your joke has to be hilarious to a 7-year-old.

  13. Bill Burke

    Yeah, mine aren’t geared to kids at all. But they still make me laugh. I guess my plan is to just bludgeon them with the humor until they give in. ;-)

  14. Amanda Koeppen

    Why are pirates so cool? Because the arrrggggghhhh! Nothing can make a mature adult jump up and down sqealing like getting their favorite bad joke accepted at monsters inc laugh floor!!!!
    Saddly as a lady.. I will neverget to be “that guy”.

  15. Jesse

    I was “that guy” on our last trip in February. They made me dance three times! My joke is never picked either. What is the difference between apples and oranges? Peanut butter and motorcycles don’t have doors.

  16. jackie

    I had my joke told! “What do you call cheese that’s not yours? NACHO CHEESE!”

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