Not so Funny Now
The comedy duo of Benny and Wildee had been together for 20 years, their names household brands. Benny was the banana man and Wildee the stooge. Only their wives knew their routine was based on how wounded Wildee got with a joke during rehearsals.
Fame and fortune is nothing to tamper with. As Benny’s boiling words flattened Wildee, Wildee’s pressure built. Wanting to scream, Wildee instead placated Benny with praise.
Twenty years went by.
The day Benny tested Wildee with his “Mother Theresa is a devil” joke, is the day Wildee scooped Benny’s tongue out with a spoon.