Preparation is No Joke
"Refresh Your Material Regularly The Bob Hope Joke File contained more than 85,000 pages of material. These jokes were categorized by subject matter and filed in cabinets in a fire- and theft-proof walk-in vault in an office next to Hope's residence in North Hollywood. Bob Hope could then consult this "Joke File," his personal cache of comedy, to create monologues for any appearance. Comedians know that their material means money, so they treasure it, tweak it, and add to it. While selling is a dialogue instead of a monologue, you need to update your material on an ongoing basis. Thanks for the memories, Mr. Hope, and for being a great role model for professionals in many fields. (c) 2007 by Chris Lytle ASB-009-004552 "