New Humor Contest — It’s In The Name

This month’s contest theme was submitted by Luther Beauchamp, Chiefland, Florida.  It’s In A Name.

New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month.

Your challenge in the February contest is to Fill-In-The-BLANKs.   Here is the format:  BLANK should not name his/her child BLANK.

For example: Rob Lowe should not name his daughter Bea.

That gives you a broad range to work with.  Lots of names out there.  For the set-up, use the first and last name of a real person.  For the punchline use only a first name.

Here are some suggestions:

  – David Letterman should not name his son David, because he would be a Junior Letterman.
  – Twyla Banks should not name her son Rob. 
  – A good choice, in the above example, would be to have the punchline be Robert, instead of Rob.  In a sense, the punchline would then be implied.  One step is needed to arrive at the punchword. That makes it a slightly stronger joke.
  – A bad choice is to make up a fake name just for the sake of the gag.
  – Your goal is to use a recognizable name and not an obscure “real” name that you found in the phone book or the intenet.

Write as many lines as you can.  Then select your best lines and submit them.  If you submit more than three, the extra lines will be eligible for honorable mention.  Only your first three entries will be evaluated by our panel of judges for first, second and third place.

Select and submit your best entries, and your city/state/country, byFebruary 15, 2013, to HumorPowerTips@HumorPower.com