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Good jokes/banter to tell between songs at gigs

MudPies

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What you go yo?

I guess the PC police may have problems with this now but "You know, the more you drink the better we sound and more importantly, the better we look. This one's for you all!!!" (glug glug)
 

MudPies

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30 seconds of people tuning and/or having a sip of something cold can kill the vibe of a room. Every band should have something to say in their back pocket.

That said, I do agree that if you're all "blah blah blah" for minutes on end then you should be in Radio.
 

Dean_E

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It's best to keep the banter down to a minimum. The audience isn't there to hear you play your mouth.

Dean
 

Plague Dog

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we alway use the obligatory "Make sure and tip the waitresses, we like waitresses with big tips"
 

GCDEF

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We give shot glasses and T shirts to girls that show us their stuff. That seems more entertaining than the usual banter.

Toasting something is good. It gets people drinking, which equals spending money, which means the bar likes you and invites you back.
 

67blackcherry

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We used to play a hole in Lake Elsinore; they kept telling us "more rock, less talk!"

We would respond with "we're the Remains, we're bringing you more talk and less rock!"

What can I say, the other members in the band didn't have my professionalism and it was really the first Top 40 band they had played in, after doing originals for so many years. Very talented group of musicians but...

Keep the banter to a minimum. If someone has to tune then you'd better have something to say to fill the dead space but other than that...keep it zipped for the most part.

Edit - it is a great idea to involve the audience, as in with a toast or something like that.
 

MudPies

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Keep the banter to a minimum. If someone has to tune then you'd better have something to say to fill the dead space but other than that...keep it zipped for the most part.
Yes. I do agree keep the 'tweener talk to a minimum but we all know (those of us who gig) that there are going to be a time or two in every show when something needs to be said to break the break.
 

Lution

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I never say much of anything. . . I like talking with folks who say stuff to me from the audience. That can get insteresting and it always ends up funny, without belittling anyone. Just let it happen naturally, yo.

If you think of and bag up a gaggle of banter to use it will sound exactly like what it is. contrived swill and the audience will know this.
 

loudboy

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Unless David Lee Roth is your singer, you run the almost certain possibility that you will come off like a fool, if you try and do comedy from the stage.
 

vashuba

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do it all the time, try to crack some jokes. SOmeitmes they laugh cuz its not even funny. give me to get more, sometimes
 

MudPies

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Right vashuba. If you're a bar band there's really no excellence level you're required to exceed when it comes to silly little 10 second banter.
 

Tone_Terrific

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Drummer jokes.
As incredibly hilarious as they are to you and I the crowd doesn't get them nearly so well and the drummer gets....ya know...tired of 'em.:rimshot
 




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