The Man With A Long Chin's Diary


Court Jester


8 January 1999 - COURT JESTER

I've devised a hilarious new routine to get my mirthless king laughing his guts up. I begin by descending from the balcony on a silken thread. I then pretend to search for my lost love, Marie, looking in chests and jars for her.

When I cannot find Marie, I start to cry, at which point my assistant - playing the part of Marie - reveals herself from behind a curtain. Now if that isn't the funniest routine ever devised, then I'm not fit to be called a "court jester".

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