Anyone who’s seen a Milkshake concert since we released the Great Day CD may have caught us doing “Happy Place” live. It’s a song off that Grammy-nominated CD, and has become a big favorite of ours, not just because it’s a neat song, but it allows us to connect with the kids in the audience in a unique way.
There’s a line in the song that goes like this: “someone tell me a joke…” which I repeat as the band pauses and Mikel or some other bandmate tells me a joke. It’s usually pretty bad, causing ughs and head shakes from the audience. So I reach out to the kids, asking them for another joke, since after all it can’t be hard to top the one we just heard. Inevitably, hands shoot up and the jokes start flying. It’s a really a cool time in the show. Some jokes are just okay, others are really funny, but it’s the immediate sense of sharing and community that really shines. I love it. Unfortunately, I forget most of the jokes so I’ve taken to tapping them into my iPhone as soon as I can after the show.
Jokes are great things, and as I can attest, there’s an art in the telling. I am not a good joke-teller. But I sure do love hearing kids tell me one. So here is the first of what I hope will be many Joke Blog posts, featuring jokes we’ve heard at our concerts. Enjoy and share them as you like, and if you have a joke you want us to include in the next post, post it on our Facebook page or share it at the next Milkshake show!
What’s the best place to hide from zombies? – In the living room.
Why did Mickey Mouse go to outer space? – To find Pluto.
What did the egg say to the other egg? – You crack me up.
Why do chickens sit on eggs? – Because they don’t have chairs.
Why did the boy chew the calendar? – He wanted to eat a Sunday.
Why did the whale cross the ocean? – She wanted to get to the other tide.
Why didn’t the skeleton ride the roller coaster? – He had no guts.
Why was the broom late for school? – He overswept.
What do you call a bear with no teeth? – A gummy bear.
Why don’t bears wear shoes? – Because they have bear feet.
Why is the Sun rude? – Because it peeks through your window.
What did the math book say? – “Boy, have I got problems.”