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I recently saw an interview with a comedian in which he gave an amusing and possibly unique explanation of the reason behind the title of his latest show. What was the reason?
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By "show," do you mean TV show? Live show? Relevant?
Does the title of the show have his name in it? Relevant?
Is the title a pun?
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Is the title based on: an event? A funny event? A fact? a joke? A work of fiction? More than one thing?
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By "show," do you mean TV show? Live show? This Relevant? Yes
Does the title of the show have his name in it? Yes, but you don't need to know his name to solve this Relevant? Yes
Is the title a pun? No

Is the title based on: an event? Yesish A funny event? Not especially A fact? a joke? A work of fiction? More than one thing? No to rest
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Is his name used in the possessive?
Does the title refer to it being a live show?
Is he an improv comedian? Relevant?
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is the event something personal to him? something public?

a disaster? a natural phenomenon? a celebration? an anniversary?
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Is his name used in the possessive? No
Does the title refer to it being a live show? No
Is he an improv comedian? No Relevant? But no
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Does it refer to: something on TV? Something having to do with an earlier show of his? Something that happened to him? To someone else? Both? Did a person cause this event?
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Does it refer to: something on TV? No Something having to do with an earlier show of his? Yes, good q Something that happened to him? This To someone else? Both? Did a person cause this event? Yes
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A person: himself? Someone in the audience? Someone watching the previous show on TV? Was that show broadcast on TV? Radio? Relevant?
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A person: himself? No Someone in the audience? Yes Someone watching the previous show on TV? No Was that show broadcast on TV? Irrel Radio? Irrel Relevant?
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Someone in the audience: a random person? A heckler? An appreciative person? A joker? Was it said randomly? As a reply to something the comedian said? As an answer to a question? If so: a question made expecting an answer? A rhetorical question? A question to him personally? tot he audience at large?
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Someone in the audience: a random person? Yope A heckler? No An appreciative person? Yesish A joker? Yesish Was it said randomly? I think all these questions have an FA, what do you mean by 'it'? As a reply to something the comedian said? As an answer to a question? If so: a question made expecting an answer? A rhetorical question? A question to him personally? tot he audience at large?
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Ah, I see that I assumed that someone in the audience said something relevant - is that the FA? did the person in the audience: do something relevant? Say anything relevant? Wear something relevant? Have relevant looks? A relevant name? a relevant object?
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Ah, I see that I assumed that someone in the audience said something relevant - is that the FA? Yes did the person in the audience: do something relevant? Mainly this Say anything relevant? Probably also this but not relevant Wear something relevant? No Have relevant looks? No A relevant name? No a relevant object? Yes
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Object: food? Drink? drug? Banner? Flag? Giant foam hand? Bigger than a breadbox? Did he laugh? Did he have a weird laugh?
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Object: food? Drink? drug? Banner? Flag? Giant foam hand? Bigger than a breadbox? More than one object is relevant, and I'm not actually sure what they were...focus on the significance of the objects rather than what they actually were (sorry if that seems unhelpful!)
Did he laugh? Did he have a weird laugh? No to these
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Was he decked out like a supporter? Supporting his favorite comedian instead of his favorite sports team? Did he look like he didn't belong? Did he have any relevant technical equipment? Such as cameras? Sound recording equipment?
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Was he decked out like a supporter? Supporting his favorite comedian instead of his favorite sports team? Did he look like he didn't belong? Did he have any relevant technical equipment? Such as cameras? Sound recording equipment? No to all
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Were the objects related to a profession? Hobby? Activity? Manufacturer? Brand? Location?
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Ethnicity? Art?
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Were the objects related to a profession? Noish Hobby? Activity? Manufacturer? Brand? Location?
Ethnicity? Art? Yope, all unanswered are no
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Art: Music? Painting? Photography? Music? Comedy? Theater? Film? Street art? Circus? Performance art? Did he have snacks and soft drinks, as if he was at the movies?
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Art: Music? Painting? Photography? Music? Comedy? This, no to rest Theater? Film? Street art? Circus? Performance art?
Did he have snacks and soft drinks, as if he was at the movies? No
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Did he look like the comedian? Imitate him? Look like some other comedian? Act like some other comedian? Was he another comedian?
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Did he look like the comedian? Imitate him? Look like some other comedian? Act like some other comedian? Was he another comedian? No to all
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Does he have a slap stick? Some other noisemaker? Some other comedy implement? Is a specific kind of comedy relevant? Stand-up? Clowns? Is a specific comedian relevant? If so: Chaplin? Marx bros?
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Does he have a slap stick? Some other noisemaker? Some other comedy implement? No to all Is a specific kind of comedy relevant? Stand-up? This Clowns? Is a specific comedian relevant? If so: Chaplin? Marx bros? The object is related to the comedian in the puzzle statement
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Are they objects he owned before? Objects identical to ones he own now? Objects he use during his act? Objects related to: this show? Past shows?
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Are they objects he owned before? Objects identical to ones he own now? Objects he use during his act? No to all Objects related to: this show? Past shows? This
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Tickets from past shows? Objects related to all his past shows? Objects obtained during the shows?
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Tickets from past shows? No Objects related to all his past shows? Yes Objects obtained during the shows? No
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rain checks?
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rain checks? No
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Objects obtained: before the show? After? Autographs? Merchandise? Recordings or videos?
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Objects obtained: before the show? This After? Autographs? Merchandise? Recordings or videos? No to all
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Does this person attend all his shows? Are the objects related to the show itself? If so, are they sold at the show? Sold where tickets are sold? Given to ticket buyers? Can this man be called a collector?
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Does this person attend all his shows? YES Are the objects related to the show itself? Yes If so, are they sold at the show? No Sold where tickets are sold? No Given to ticket buyers? No Can this man be called a collector? Not really, he doesn't keep the items...
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does he sell the items? give them away? throw them away?

is it publicity material?
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Is this person a groupie?

Are they programs for the show? Flyers?
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does he sell the items? give them away? This throw them away?

is it publicity material? No

Is this person a groupie? Not in the usual sense but they are a potentially annoying fan

Are they programs for the show? Flyers? No to both
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aha! not sold? are they things which have been given away?

or does he pinch them? is he stealing things from the shows?
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aha! not sold? are they things which have been given away? I may have been unclear...it is not relevant how the fan gets the items, but he then gives them away

or does he pinch them? is he stealing things from the shows? No to these
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Does he give them to: anybody present? Anyone who asks him? To the comedian? To someone else working with the show? Does he give them away until he has none left? Does he bring new stuff to give away at every show? If it food? Drink? Flowers? Overripe tomatoes?
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Does he give them to: anybody present? Anyone who asks him? To the comedian? This, no to rest To someone else working with the show?
Does he give them away until he has none left? He only has one at a time, which he gives away
Does he bring new stuff to give away at every show? Yes (not every single show but every time the comedian has a new show) If it food? Drink? Flowers? Overripe tomatoes? No to all, but the item changes and what they actually are is not important...focus on how they link to the comedian's choice of show title
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Does he liken the giver to someone else? Such as Santa Claus? Or to something else? Such as a vending machine? Does the link put the giver in a positive light? Negative? Neutral? Mixed? Other? None?
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Does he liken the giver to someone else? Such as Santa Claus? Or to something else? Such as a vending machine? No to all Does the link put the giver in a positive light? Negative? Neutral? Mixed? Other? None? This. Hint: the title does not directly mention the giver, and if you didn't know the story behind it, you would not realise the significance of the title. But the giver's actions did lead to the choice of title via a less direct route
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This sounds like a great story...

So does the person give the comedian something that relates to the comedian's previous show? To the theme or title of the previous show?

Is the kind of stand-up routine relevant? If so, is this comedian a "prop comic"? Stunt comic? Impersonator? Musician? Ventriloquist? Magician? Just tells stories/jokes?

Does the person obtain the objects from the venues of past shows that he's attended? Do the objects vary from one to the next? Or are they are mostly similar with minor differences?

Are the objects something that proves the person attended this comic's show? Do they prove that this person was in the same place as the comic? Met the comic? Talked to the comic?
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This sounds like a great story...

So does the person give the comedian something that relates to the comedian's previous show? To the theme or title of the previous show? This part is getting a bit confusing, so I'll clear it up: on every previous tour, the fan has given the comedian an item relating to the title of that show

Is the kind of stand-up routine relevant? No If so, is this comedian a "prop comic"? Stunt comic? Impersonator? Musician? Ventriloquist? Magician? Just tells stories/jokes?

Does the person obtain the objects from the venues of past shows that he's attended? No Do the objects vary from one to the next? Yes, see above Or are they are mostly similar with minor differences? No

Are the objects something that proves the person attended this comic's show? Do they prove that this person was in the same place as the comic? Met the comic? Talked to the comic? No to all
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Ok, so if one tour was called "Major League," the person may give the comic a baseball? And if the next tour was called "Checkmate," the person may give the comic a chess piece? This sort of thing, or are the object more directly related to the comic himself?
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Ok, so if one tour was called "Major League," the person may give the comic a baseball? And if the next tour was called "Checkmate," the person may give the comic a chess piece? Yes exactly. In actual fact,the shows took the format "[Name of comedian] and the [amusing object mentioned in show]", and the man gave the object or something related to it. This sort of thing, or are the object more directly related to the comic himself? No
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So did the comic name his latest show after something he's always wanted to get, expecting this devoted fan to give one of these objects to him? Like if he really wants a dachshund, his new show is names "Joe Comic and the Dachshund"?
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So did the comic name his latest show after something he's always wanted to get, expecting this devoted fan to give one of these objects to him? Like if he really wants a dachshund, his new show is names "Joe Comic and the Dachshund"? No, but this is the right sort of idea
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Was the show's name influenced by this idea of getting something related to the name?
Did the comic choose a name that included something unusual, to see if the person would be able to locate the unusual object?
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Was the show's name influenced by this idea of getting something related to the name?
Did the comic choose a name that included something unusual, to see if the person would be able to locate the unusual object? YES

*****SPOILER*****
This comes from an interview with Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert. He explained that he had a fan who would attend a show on every tour and give him a gift related to the show's title (eg one show was called "Rhod Gilbert and the Award-Winning Mince Pie", and the man gave him a mince pie. This got annoying, so he decided to name his next show "Rhod Gilbert and the Cat that Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst", to make it difficult for the man to find the item. Though as shown on the talk show where he told this story, the man did a fairly good job!

Thanks all, especially Galfisk for a lot of the work and Ixoye for putting it to rest
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Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ha ha ha, that's great! Super puzzle idea!
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Post Number: 5425
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 9:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's great! I got curios and had to check him out, and he's a riot! He starts telling the story around 4:45 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktCGnIW0JOQ

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