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.
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?