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Gus the Goofy Gopher

Like many other runty rodents, Gus had an entirely undeserved nickname.

“Goofy Gopher,” his mom had affectionately called him. But the weasels found out.

Gus’s father said, “Reappropriate it. Go into stand-up. Make a name for yourself. Show them up.”

But it turned out Gus’s jokes just weren’t very funny.

Niche Audience

“Ok, let’s work on your quick, short punches and your wordplay. You’re going to be the best boxing comedian there’s ever been!”

Gurpreet paused. “I don’t know,” he said. “I’m not sure I can ever be stronger and wittier than Youssef.”

“Nonsense,” cried his trainer. “He’s good, but you’re Punjabi.”


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The Last Laugh

“Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all night!”

“Get off the stage!”

“What, you wanna start something?”

“That’s right! Fight me, funny man!”

They fought. The comedian won.

“Go ahead,” said the heckler. “Make a joke at my expense.”

The comedian shrugged. “I don’t want to ruin the punchline.”


Editor’s Note: This story originally resulted in the police breaking up the fight, but I decided that using that ending would be too much of a cop-out.