Friday, 24 August 2018

At the Edinburgh Fringe

At the Fringe there are comics galore
who tell jokes to attentive spectators
who first laugh and then ask for more
thus pleasing the amusing narrators.

You won't hear a comedian say this:
please stop me if you think I'm a bore
even though some heckler might hiss
and tell him the punchline was poor.

Certain gags are considered chancy
if a double entendre is construed.
Saying phrases like 'tickle your fancy'
could be said to be implicitly rude.

A few jokes, though hard to believe,
are so ancient that it is often alleged
they were told by Adam to Eve
though the humour was slyly edged.

In the Arts event which is aestival
the comedians are women and men;
every year at the Edinburgh Festival
a panel of judges picks the best ten.

© Luigi Pagano 2018

Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.