I pay cash for a good joke!
I was invited to perform at the Peekskill Farmers’ Market, and I had a hunch that this would be a perfect place for an interactive project with an upbeat theme. Sure enough — people like jokes and people like money! I brought $50 with me, and I had no trouble finding 50 people willing to tell me a joke for a buck.
This performance was so pleasurable and uplifting that — for a brief period of time — I thought that I should focus all of my attention upon the creation and presentation of “happy” performances. Alas, I was soon involved with a performance about The Missing Girls of Nigeria, and I realized that my work should reflect both the positive and the negative aspects of human experience.