Comic Prompts

The goal is to have a fun conversation with a few laughs along the way. Feel free to prepare a few ideas to guide the conversation...

  • Self deprecating jokes

  • Awkwardness of talking over the phone 

  • Your favorite dad joke. Their favorite joke.

  • Start off with a goofy impersonation - telecaller selling a weird product/ celebrity talk/game show host. 

  • Interactive warm up exercises (ie: each participant shares a personal fun fact about themselves)

  • Quarantine cooking fails. 

  • How you’ve been ‘fattening’ your curves

  • Improv ice breaker games

  • Embarrassing stories

  •  Share how you are dealing with social isolation at your end.

  • Online dating horror stories. Would be interesting to get their perspective.

  • Serenade them with a funny impromptu song

  • Weird trivia facts.

  • Worst drinking stories

  • Funny parent/ family quirks.

  • Stereotypes 

  • Job /career fails/’ forgot to put conference on mute’ stories

  • The giant door gap in the ladies restrooms. 

  • Also pretend to be old and wise.

  • Explain tiger king.

  • Bad puns

  • Why you think airports are awesome

  • Topical - pick a weird headline from the news

  • What super power do you wish you had and why?

If you have a dull moment you can always use these classic questions from Inside the Actor's Studio

  • What is your favorite word?

  • What is your least favorite word?

  • What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

  • What turns you off?

  • What is your favorite curse word?

  • What sound or noise do you love?

  • What sound or noise do you hate?

  • What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

  • What profession would you not like to do?

  • If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?