Jokes on Jokes
FunnyorDie Comedian come to Laf
Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013 14:02
How do you get a Lehigh graduate off your porch?
Pay him for the pizza.
Do you think Lafayette students are funny? I asked ten of the wittiest kids on campus to tell me their best jokes. Here are just a few samples of the first-rate responses I received:
“What did one volcano say to the other? Do you lava me like I lava you?”
-Kendall Berry, ‘15
“Boy: There are 21 letters in the alphabet, right?
Girl: No, silly, there are 26.
Boy: Oh, I always forget U R A Q T.”
-Jamel Smith, ‘16
“What’s green and has wheels?
Grass- I lied about the wheels.”
-Scott Glicksman, ‘13
“One snowman says to another, ‘You know, it’s funny, I smell carrots too!’”
-Ashley Ellis, ‘16
“Two muffins are in the oven. One muffin says to the other, ‘It sure is hot in here!’
The other muffin replies, ‘AHH talking muffin!’”
-Devon Thorsell, ‘13
You can make your own judgment about whether or not leopard humor is up to par. I think it is safe to say that our student body to learn some tips from a real comedian. Jimmy Ouyang, a Chinese American stand-up comic, is coming to the Spot this Saturday, February 23rd to perform two shows. The first will be held at 9:00 p.m. and the second at 10:45 p.m. for the 21 and over crowd.
“Coming to Lafayette has been a lifelong dream of mine,” said Ouyang, about his upcoming performance. “When I was a young child growing up in Hong Kong, I always had 2 dreams: becoming an astronaut and coming to Lafayette.
“Depending on how things go,” he added, “I might just achieve both dreams this weekend.”
Ouyang was just chosen by FunnyorDie as one of the top 30 comedians under 30 to watch in the nation. Ouyang has a diverse resume – he’s made his television debut on CBS show “2 Broke Girls,” and has also written for the Harlem Globe Trotters. Coordinator of Facility Management and Evening Events Janice Pigga said they chose Ouyang through a National Association of Campus Activities conference. Pigga said LAF likes to keep a fresh stream of comedians for students, which was part of the draw towards Ouyang. “He seems to have a different sense of humor, that students might enjoy,” said Pigga.
“[I like] to do certain materials over others for my college shows,” said Ouyang about what he’s prepared for Saturday’s show. “Having graduated college only a few years ago myself, I still have some great college material that is still relevant,” he added, including hip-hop and popular TV shows.
Ouyang hinted towards the content of his routine. “I have been talking a lot about the whole catfish fad,” he said, referring to the movie and television show about online dating. “It’s a very interesting subject to me, so expect some of that on Saturday, amongst many other things.”