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Big Ventriliquist Dummy

Ventriliquist sits on the dummy's lap for a role reversal thingy
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Adds up to 10% more mirth due to the novelty of it all.

And if that doesn't floor you, how about just swapping the role of who's the straight man? Have the little dummy be the straight man and the ventriloquist be the smartass.

They've been doing this crap for 100 years, nobody's ever thought of those two twists before?

doctorremulac3, Oct 27 2014

Chuck and Bob ventriloquist mind reading act http://www.youtube....watch?v=DwDbd4jQpkA
...still don't know how they did it... [not_morrison_rm, Oct 27 2014]


       I'm pretty sure the first one has been done, but maybe not.   

       As for the second, many ventriloquists already do that.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 27 2014

       Probably. I'm admittedly not up on the state of the art.   

       Really? A straight man dummy you say? Hmm. (Interest in subject fading... fading... aaaaaand it's gone.)
doctorremulac3, Oct 27 2014


       " I'm admittedly not up on the state of the art "
normzone, Oct 27 2014

       and then they develop AI's to help comics that aren't funny, and eventually either the human dies and nobody notices, or   

       "Let's see how You like it, Human !!!"
FlyingToaster, Oct 27 2014

       How about this? The comedian comes out with a ventriloquist dummy, takes a drink of water and then after a carefully timed long uncomfortable pause, throws the dummy to the ground and stomps it into little pieces then saying "I hate ventriloquist acts."   

       I think everybody would be so relieved that it's not a ventriloquist act it would be a great way to break the ice. Instant bonding with the audience.
doctorremulac3, Oct 27 2014


       "I keeeel yoooou !"   

8th of 7, Oct 27 2014

       Yea, sort of a twist on that.
doctorremulac3, Oct 27 2014

       There seems to be a certain amount of feeling that ventriloquists should be grouped with mimes as targets for opprobium …
8th of 7, Oct 27 2014

       If ventriloquist and dummy are gay, then neither is the straight man. Would limit material and venue, but...
popbottle, Oct 27 2014

       ...lap joke in 3, 2... ahh forget it.
doctorremulac3, Oct 27 2014

       Refers to Chuck and Bob's mind-reading act in Soap..See link-ette
not_morrison_rm, Oct 27 2014

       "...and lived?"   

       You forgot that bit.
not_morrison_rm, Oct 27 2014


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