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Smile While You Still Have Teeth eventWell, six weeks of preparation and I did it! My first ‘stand-up gig’ called Smile While You Still Have Teeth. (Thanks Fran.) It was a sell-out with people phoning and emailing for tickets right up to the last hour.

It was stand-up combined with a talk on comedy, but mostly I told jokes. I don’t think I could have written enough jokes to last the full hour and a quarter so I added anecdotes too. As it was, I worked out that it took me the same length of time to write a dozen jokes as it does to write a novel of 120,000 words – seriously!

The event went very well. Comments about it ranged from: “Hilarious”, “My jaw aches from laughing so much” to “I didn’t think my husband would enjoy this, but I dragged him along and he’s laughed all the way through it!”

It must have been okay, because I’ve been booked for another three already. Mr Grumpy is delighted. Three more whole nights where he can have the television remote control all to himself, flip through channels, and not be told off by me. Plus, he gets to cook his own food so it won’t be burnt.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and recommend that you have a go at it. It’s great for weigh loss. Worrying about the night made me drop eight pounds. Go for a five minute slot though. An hour is a long time, especially if your memory is as poor as mine. I left out some fantastic jokes about the French.

Smile While You Still Have Teeth event1There are some videos of the event on Facebook. The mischievous book reviewer extraordinaire, Kim Nash came along and took them along with the photos here. She’s posted the videos on my timeline. At the moment, I can’t transfer them to my FB page or here, so friend me and you’ll be able to watch them.

I’m not going to post the jokes I wrote for the event here because I now need them for my big Smile While You Have Teeth UK tour but here are a few others to make you chuckle.

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I just bought a new race horse but it will only run in the dark. It’s a total nightmare.

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How do you break up with a tractor? Write a John Deere letter.

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What do you call a man surrounded by beef stock? Stew.

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What’s the mathematician’s favourite place in New York? Times Squared.

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Doctor, doctor, I think I’m addicted to iPads. I can give you a tablet for that.

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Why was the lobster fired from his job? Kept pinching stuff.

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Where’s the best place in South Africa to get a Batman outfit? Cape Town.

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Have a good weekend and remember to Smile While You Still Have Teeth!

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