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.