Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. We’ll tell you what was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was presented.
THE SET-UP. We will give you enough background to help you understand the jokes.
1. The meeting was about educational on evaluations. We had a key-note speaker who was evaluated by 6 evaluators. And those evaluators were evaluated by educators.
2. Franz, a guest, said that he is from Germany.
3. Floris was one of the educators. He suggested not to use the word ‘BUT’ after giving a positive feedback since it will eliminate all the positive feedback before the word ‘but’. e.g. you gave a good speech, but you were not audible enough.
4. Victor, the keynote speaker said, he wanted to speak with his dead brother, used ouija board, and when something moved on the board, he peed his pants. He asked us who would we want to spend one day with? Who would we want to meet from the past?
5. Winslow, another educator, said that evaluation is a boring process and nobody would say “I want to be an evaluator”.
6. The name of the TMs were printed funnily on the agenda. Their login ids were printed instead of names. Mike, our club president, name was printed as ‘mighty’.
7. Victor, the keynote speaker’s voice was very loud.
8. Justina said that she admires the people who use the floor well.
9. Floris always gives a speech with PPT, but today he didn’t.
The Humor Monologue
1. Good evening dear enemies [looks around the room] and Franz [looks at the guest named Franz]
(Shock and release technique. When I say enemies and looked at everyone, they were shocked. Released using the wordplay on Franz/friends)
2. I’m going to evaluate the educators who evaluated the evaluators who evaluated the speaker.
(Exaggerating the theme of the meeting to the next level)
3. The transition of countries. From Germany to Netherlands is Franz.
(Wordplay on guest named Franz again. I kept Franz as the last word since it keeps the surprise until the last word.)
4. Floris, you gave a great speech. BUT you didn’t use your laptop.
(Do something that someone asks you not to do. And the observation – that he didn’t use laptop for the first time in years.)
5. Good that we have so many people today. Otherwise, I would take out my Ouija board and call my grandpas and grandmas.
(Silly way to increase the attendance)
6. With whom I would want to spend a day? Hmmm… Anyone… except my wife.
(My usual wife-roast joke)
7. If I have to meet someone from the past, that would be my uncle. He owes me 3 bucks.
(Silly. I kept the amount to a very low amount – 3 bucks since a huge amount would really make it look like I was serious about it. Calling someone using ouija board to get back JUST 3 bucks sounds funny. I used ‘bucks’ instead of ‘euros’ since it ‘bucks’ sounds more funny. I chose 3 because 3 is funny. Best line of the monologue)
8. All our ex-presidents were weak. Now we have a mighty one.
(Shock and release technique. When I said the ex presidents were weak, it created shock, released it by using the funny name printed on the agenda, which was noticed and mentioned throughout the meeting)
9. Lesson learnt: Before you use your Ouija board, use the toilet… or a diaper.
(Silly way to protect yourself from peeing the pants. Diaper got more laughter.)
10. Victor, you don’t need a Ouija board. The ghosts can hear you from the other side of the world… if you talk THIS LOUD.
(Exaggeration. 3 out of 6 evaluators said he had loud voice. Just exaggerated that point.)
11. Justina, you said that you admire the people who use the floor well. BUT you didn’t say FIRST FLOOR OR SECOND FLOOR.
(Listing technique. List all things related to floor. I came up with floor/level. Being silly and asking whether first floor or second floor. Use of ‘BUT’ again.)
12. Thank you to all the people who clapped for the people who clapped for the people who clapped for me.
(Adapting the evaluation of evaluation of evaluation theme to clapping. Good closer)