"Jokes are good for your health," Garrison Keillor says. "They reduce stress, even jokes as old as ‘Does this bus go to Duluth?’ ‘No, this bus goes beep beep.’ Or the blind man who picked up a hammer and saw. They keep on pleasing us, year after year."
And year after year, A Prairie Home Companion annual Joke Shows keep on drawing huge audiences of radio listeners. They’re among the most popular shows in the program’s history—and they stay funny no matter how often you hear them. The puns and one-liners still make you groan. You still fall for the knock-knocks and the lightbulb jokes (how many does it take?). Somehow the bar jokes never grow old. And somehow the e-mail jokes already sound like classics.
This CD was originally part of the Plenty of Pretty Good Jokes collection, released in 2004. Now available separately, it features every morsel of hilarity from Joke Shows 7 (2/1/03) and 8 (4/17/04). Garrison’s guests includ Paula Poundstone. The jokes are audience-tested and certified Not Bad.
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Unabridged, 1 hour