Ah... Show Biz!
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 97 10:37:56 -0800
Subject: Ah... Show Biz!
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A young fellow walks into a talent agent's office and says he wants to break
into show-biz, so the agent says "O.K. kid show me what you do". The kid
tells some jokes, does a little soft shoe, sings a bit, does an acrobatic
act with an ottoman, and is good enough to impress the agent.
"Great kid! Just great!" says the agent "I can do things for ya! I think
I can get you a show on T.V." (This was the early sixties.) "By the way,
what's your name?"
The young man, proud and excited, exclaims "Penis Van Lesbian".
"'Scuse me?" questions the agent.
"My name is Penis Van Lesbian" again replies the young man.
"Hey I'm sorry kid, you're gonna have to change your name, nobody is gonna
hire you with a name like Penis Van Lesbian."
Well the young man is crestfallen but steadfastly refuses to change his
name, so he leaves to find another agent.
A few months later he returns to the same agent. "Hey kid! Good to see ya
again!" says the agent, "Are ya still looking for work? Have ya changed your
With his head hanging low, the young man replies "Yes. Every agent in town
turned me down because of my name, Penis Van Lesbian. So I've changed it".
"Great kid, great! What's your new name?"
"Dick Van Dyke."
© 1997 Peter Langston