Joke – Los Angeles

Performer: “How do you get an elephant into a Safeway bag?

Audience: “How?”

Performer: “Take the f out of way.”

Audience: “There’s no f in way!”

The informant likes to tell this joke in awkward situations, to release tension, or break the ice when meeting new people.  It’s just a silly joke that plays with assumptions and words that cause the audience to make or break the joke.

I like how this joke plays with words and language.  F-in sounds like f-ing which is playing off the word “fucking,” a curse word in the English language.  It shows how one’s own words can be misconstrued because of the double meanings in the English language, making a person say something that they may not be realizing they are saying.