Every Friday I am given the task to find a joke to read on the air. Not just any joke, a GROANER. A joke that makes you audibly groan because it’s just THAT bad, a joke that you hear and your automatic response is to slam the palm of your hand to your forehead. For example, here are some of my favorites from the past:
- When you go out to Schell’s Brewery this weekend and see a deer without eyes, what do you call it?? I have no-eye-deer!
- If you’re an American when you go in the bathroom and an American when you come out of the bathroom, what are you when you’re in the bathroom? European!
- What do you get from sitting in the snow too long?! POLAROIDS
See? Does your forehead hurt from hitting it so much after reading those?! What goes into the groaner-finding process? I get a lot of help from my family. My younger brother and my fiancé have had competitions (that get ugly) to see who could come up with the best joke. I would ask my mom, but man, her jokes are just too dirty to say on a family-friendly radio station. And I listen when I’m out-and-about. Kurk Kramer gave me some good ones when he hosted the Annual Sleepy Eye Chamber meeting. And sometimes, I receive jokes from listeners, which is always refreshing to hear!
Sometimes after reporting crime, accidents, or politics, it’s just nice to get to have a laugh at the end of the week! And as many of you probably know, I tend to giggle. I even heard that some of the folks out at Schell’s Brewery refer to me as “Giggles.”
If you have a good (or bad) joke that you think is groaner worthy, let me know when you see me at KNUJ events or when you see me anywhere! I’m always looking for new material!
The Groaner is on every Friday morning following the Breakfast News and is brought to you by the Wanda State Bank.