Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Trenton, IL

It always makes me laugh out loud when someone gets offended at one of my jokes. Just check out my demo clips on my page to see how innocent my act is. Sometimes people get offended and feel compelled to write me an email. This was so beautiful that I had to share it with everyone.

I recently performed at the Citizens for Trenton Dinner in Trenton, IL. This is a small town near St. Louis where I went to high school. This is also a town where people are a little too serious about high school, especially those people that attended 30 years ago. So, I thought it would be fun to do a few jokes about the local Catholic high school, Mater Dei. I attended the local public high school, Wesclin, so someone got offended and decided to write me an email about it. I assure you that this is the unedited version of that email.

I was at Citizens for Trenton on Saturday November 4, 2006, I enjoyed just about everything except for your bashing of Mater Dei High School, their are citizens of Trenton, New Baden, Aviston, Breese and other communities that attend the Citizens for Trenton and who send their children to Mater Dei, myself included, I do not bash Wesclin. I feel the people have a choice of two good schools, our choice was Mater Dei for the Catholic education. Please be more carefully with your material in the future. I know other parents of Mater Dei students were offended by your material. just a side note my son who attends Mater Dei has many friends who attend Wesclin and are very good friends as well as their parents are friends with and my wife and I. Good Luck with you career in Comedy.

Unbelievable. Of course, I replied to this email by trying to explain that my jokes about Mater Dei are really no different than my jokes about marching band or crock-pots. I am sure the message was not understood, though, because my email was not written like I was in the first grade.

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