I can’t remember the punchline to this joke about a guy attending a comedians convention with a comedian friend of his.
Various people get up to make speeches and every so often members of the audience would shout out random numbers. Every time someone shouted a number the whole audience would laugh. The guy asks his mate what was going on and his friend explained that, since everyone in the audience was a comedian, they all knew all the heckles and jokes so they number them all to save time and just shout out the number.
After a few drinks the guy gets into the groove and starts shouting out random numbers himself, even though he doesn’t know what they mean, and everyone laughs. At first, everything goes well but then he shouts out one number and there is a stunned silence and they are asked to leave.
Outside he asks his comedian mate what it was he said that so offended everyone.
… and this is where I can’t remember the punchline, but I remember it was quite funny. Anyone remember it?
You guys left out an important part of the joke (whether comedians, convicts, etc.) Why were the jokes assigned numbers? 'Cause everybody had heard them all so many times before that, to save time, instead of telling the whole joke, they numbered the jokes and then just called out the numbers.