"I was playing chess with my friend and he said, 'Let's make this interesting'.
So we stopped playing chess."
Unfunny and certainly not original.
(like most of the 'comedy' acts I've seen this year.)
If this is in the top 10 of jokes cracked at the Fringe
then you can only imagine what the rest were like.
It's a simple take on the lead up and reverse joke.
"Me and a friend were fed up seeing comedians so we went to see Matt Kirshen instead."
I'll let him off if he is actually a chess player.
But suspect he's a non-player cracking jokes at the expense of Chess. Blasphemy!
Think I'll round up the Bell's gang and we will go and heckle him to tears.
No need to Google for Chess Jokes. Play over games of Chess.
Honestly I've been brought to tears of laughter seeing some players games.
I happened upon this a few years back.
1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Qxd4
So Black offered to get the Queens off. 3...Qf6
"Oh No." said White. "The Queens stay on." 4.e5
"Queens OFF!" yells Black 4...Qb6
"Queens ON." shouts back White. 5.Qc3
And now did Black play 5..Bb4 and win the White Queen?
Oh No. 5...Qb4
"The Queens are coming OFF!"
Priceless, and it's from an actual game.
What's more only chess players can see the humour in this.
These non-players do not know what they are missing.
By coincidence I posted my take on The Fringe only yesterday.
http://www.redhotpawn.com/blog/blogread ... gpostid=70
It's already got 150+ hits which is 149 more laughs than Mr. Matt Kirshen
has had in the past few weeks. (The Snow White one was good.)
Catch 22. I was what you classed as 'normal' till I read that book in the mid 60's.
It changed my life. It is a quote I've often read in connection with that book.
Heller's 'chess joke' fits in with the theme book where nearly every sentence
turns your head. Yossarian fell in love with the maid because she was the only
person he could not fall in love with. The old man reminded Yossarian of his Dad
because he looked nothing like his Dad...etc. etc. and etc etc.