Since 1987, humor consultant Malcolm Kushner has released an annual Cost Of Laughing Index, a compilation of 16 leading humor indicators and their costs, including the price of admission to comedy clubs, rubber chickens, wacky singing telegrams, and Whoopee cushions.
Due to the deflating economy, Kushner happily reports that the cost of laughing is down by 1.3 percent this year the first decrease ever in the history of the index.
This is due, in part, to a $100 decrease in the cost of a pink gorilla telegram or singing chicken telegram, which went down from $250 to $150.
Kushner says, The high price of a chicken telegram clearly didnt fly with folks enduring the recession.
Admission to several comedy clubs across the U.S. has also decreased by a few bucks, while the price of rubber chickens, Whoopee cushions, and Groucho Marx glasses have remained the same with no increase.
Kushner says, Everyone needs something to laugh at, and finally, we can afford it!
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