Sir Laughs-a-Lot And the WordPress Humor Round-table

Yes, indeed.

Yes, indeed.

I was thrilled when Michelle W., WordPress editor and semi-colon expert extraordinaire, asked me to join a round-table with other humorists.  I thought I’d use Sir Laughs-a-lot for my knightly title.  And, of course, I assumed we would get chain mail, shields and swords out of the deal.   Then Michelle said the suits in the WordPress legal department put the kibosh on that stuff – liability concerns, they said.

Oh.

I guess it’s still cool to be part of this.  The other participants are so mega-talented it’s an honor to even be in the same room with them, metaphorically speaking.  And, as I reminded myself, the pen is mightier than the sword.

Which immediately brings to mind that Saturday Night Live Jeopardy sketch.

The relevant part is at about 2:45 minutes

 

I won’t lie – I was bitterly disappointed about the “no lethal weapons” fine print.  But talking with my fellow humor bloggers more than made up for it.  Besides, they even arranged drinks and dancing for us after the meeting.  Check out the video below.

Then head over to the WordPress Discover page and read our take on the question: Can Comedy Be Comfortable?

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45 Responses to Sir Laughs-a-Lot And the WordPress Humor Round-table

  1. janmalique says:

    Wonderful! I laughed and laughed and then checked the post again, just in case I missed anything…

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  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    Very cool, Peg. Congrats!

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  3. Elyse says:

    Is that a typo below the shield or are you glad to meet me????

    Congrats Peg! Heading over during my next nano-break at work.

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  4. Ah, Peg, what an honor. WordPress is lucky to have you.

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  5. List of X says:

    As you probably have guessed from reading my blog, I am deep in the “comedy is uncomfortable” camp.
    Congratulations! I don’t think WordPress provides chain mail to any bloggers, but I can forward you some chain E-mails if it helps.

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  6. Nice answer, Peg. I’m usually drawn toward comedy that’s inclusive rather than finger-pointing.

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  7. PiedType says:

    Love the illustration!

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  8. Congratulations, Peg. Not only is the pen mightier than the sword, it’s also easier to sneak past airport security. Same goes for a penis.

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  9. Congrats, Pegolicious! Can’t wait to read it. You are a superstar!!

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  10. You’re here. You’re there. You’re in my dreams. You’re blazing across the Manhattan skyline. You’re written on the inside of my eyelids so that I see the Freshly Pegged logo EVERY TIME I BLINK.

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  11. Al says:

    A quickie in the cloakroom of a fancy restaurant? Damn, just when I thought I had finished my bucket list.

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    • pegoleg says:

      You’re never too old to try new things, Al. Might I recommend having a really, really big tip ready for the maitre’d, in case of discovery? I mean, that’s what I would imagine one would need.

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  12. Sandy Sue says:

    Oh, this post has something for everyone, or, really so many things for me. A good Sean Connery imitator saying, “Buck Futter!” Monty Python trying to rhyme anything with Camelot (“I push the pram a lot” was always my favorite), and that really interesting and funny round table. I’m so excited that you were a part of that! Your point of view was unique from the others’, which is always good for business, right? Is it goofy that I feel proud, like some auntie who had no input into your greatness?

    And I really think The Penis Mightier is a product for PegCo.

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    • pegoleg says:

      Thanks, Sandy. The after party was a gas – I’m the one in the tap dancing sequence who kicks the serf in the head. It’s really hard to see in those helmets.

      I just watched the Brave Sir Robin sketch and it set me giggling like a loon. I loved that movie. I saw it with a guy I had a crush on when I was in high school. I remember he wore a t-shirt that showed the periodic table of elements. He never asked me out again, though (she said, apropos of nothing.)

      I know what you mean about the proud part. I think I’m proud when someone I know succeeds because it means I have the good taste to have talented friends. Although a friend also once said that saying you’re proud of someone for something they accomplished may come off sounding condescending. Tis a puzzlement. 😉

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  13. I’m glad to know a big shot at WordPress. Hey, could you put in a good word for me? I can be funny, too, you know… 😐

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  14. Well done for featuring on Discover, it was only a matter of time! As I think should be clear from my blog, I generally prefer to poke fun and laugh at myself than at other people, but that doesn’t mean I don’t laugh at others too even if it makes me uncomfortable to do so!

    By the way, I want to be on that Funny Person Cruise with you and Lorna please. I can be the token Brit?

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  15. Hilarous. Congrats and well deserved. It is nice to have a celeb in the neighborhood.
    Humor and comedy is tricky – and in no way related to turning tricks.

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  16. hiro812 says:

    Very cool, Peg. Congrats!

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