In previous blogs
I’ve talked about using topical jokes to bring in some current humor, and I’ve got a great example of it. I’ve started writing topical jokes for a wedding toast website for the best man: http://www.thebestmanspeech.
make the event fresh. While many wedding toasts focus on stuff about the bride and groom, if you can include humor about Lance Armstrong losing his medals or Obama winning the election it freshens up the standard wedding toasts. That way no one will think that you borrowed the speech from your granddad’s dad’s dad’s dad.
also make you look more spontaneous. No one wants to look like they had to spend hours and hours writing a toast. Many of us do have to do that, but you don’t want people to know it. So you look like a genius if you just popped off with something you just thought up about this week’s news stories. And by the way, you don’t have to spend hours and hours writing a speech – join this site and get original speech contact fast!
In addition, topical jokes
are a great way to connect with everyone. While some people might know that Tom the groom used to work as a talking Christmas tree at the mall during the holidays, there are probably many others who don’t. So your jokes about Tom sitting on pointy tree needles might fall flat for a good part of the room. Whereas you’d have to be living in a cave to not know that Obama was re-elected. Okay, even the Taliban living in caves knows that!
And finally, topical jokes
are a fun way to get your news. Okay, considering the above point, maybe not everyone knows that Lance Armstrong lost his medals, but they DO know who he is. And so you can be educating and entertaining people at the same time. Millions of people cite Jon Stewart and the Daily Show with being their main source of news. Enough said.
Now with those reasons for using topical jokes,
how does one connect topical jokes with a wedding? Well for me, one way is that I make a list of what the news story has in common with a marriage. For example, with Lance Armstrong, I came up with things like “riding a bike/doing something repetitive” “winning medals/winning a bride” “cheating and losing medals/cheating and losing a bride”.. ahhh, the last one hit home and there goes the joke. With Obama, I took a quote he said about the future, and I made a reference to the future of a newly wed couple.
Check out this site with topical wedding toast jokes:
So enjoy the Best Man jokes and website. Use this site and you’ll be the hit of the wedding . . . .and you didn’t even have to spring for the open bar.
Have a great weekend!