I Need a Good Laugh

I’ve heard that what makes for a good blog article is writing about the difficult. Okay, here goes: I’m scared. How can get around this feeling? Steady harp Snoopy Playing Harpperformance work at a regular gig at a restaurant, more wedding bookings,a huge financial windfall, and landing my dream job of performing in a talk show band would wipe away my panic. I firmly believe that when I reveal to the world my dreams that movement appears in the cosmos to make them happen.

Please, come forward to help me, or at the very least, send some good thoughts and prayers my way.

In the meantime, I could use a good laugh. I need the kind of humor that never gets stale, the silly and ridiculous, and only the humor that you could tell to someone of the age of 8 or 108 (not that they would necessarily understand what makes it funny). Just hysterically funny, G-rated, politically correct humor, please.

I compiled some of my favorites right here. Let’s start with the images that my crazy friend, chiropractor Keith, sent me in an email. You don’t need to be a dog person to appreciate these dogs at work. The photo of “that girl from the other department” is particularly entertaining. See if you can keep from laughing:

Dog CEOs and MangersSeasoned Dog EmployeesLower Level Manager DogDog Intern

Doggie Girl from Other DepartmentDog After Company PartyCompany Courier DogSecurity Guard Dog

Janitor DogsDogs Celebrating After WorkDog at Home after WorkDoggies Partying Friday Night

Dog Sleeping off PartyDog Sick LeaveDog Faking Sick LeaveVacation Dog

Many of my giggles ensue with the perfect wording of a meme. This musician meme recently circulated on Facebook:
Amadeus Cafe Menu Music

Can’t read the music? It isn’t Mozart! Here’s a hint of the music melody: I assume the leading entrée on the menu is roasted mastodon.

Forget about Banjo Lessons Cartoon



Here’s one you’ll understand. I apologize, in advance, to any banjo players I’m offending. They seem to be among the unappreciated in the music world, along with bagpipers and accordion players who are also the butt of many a joke:







The harp can be funny, too, but not often enough. I think the general public believes us harpists are all angels and too proper for side-splitting humor.

Running into the Harp

Here’s a rare harp cartoon that would be even funnier if the poor kid was caught running with scissors:




Bear Playing Harp in Snow


Even a strange-but-funny photo or meme works for me. This photo tickles me, because: A: Could that actually be a real bear, or is that someone in a great costume? and, B: Who would leave a harp out in the snow for a bear to play?


Please share a good laugh with me, and if you can help fulfill one of my dreams so that I’m no longer so desperate to ROTFL (roll on the floor laughing), even better.
Post one absolutely hilarious, G-rated music joke here, and your gift is a free download of one of my albums. Please no off-color, politically incorrect, naughty humor. (If you have a comic meme to share from Facebook, post the link to that Facebook page where it lives—No unsavory links, please).

I deeply appreciate it when you buy my albums, too. Sample my music online at AmazonApple Music, and CDBaby. Fetch your autographed copies by calling 530-541-2575—VISA, MC, and PayPal payments happily accepted.

July 31, 2019 Update: The comment section is now closed. Here are a few last-minute cartoons that I received via email, because this WordPress blog allows only text, and not graphics, to be posted in the comment section. Enjoy!

More banjo silliness:

Escape from banjo invasion

Trapped in Elevator with Banjo





And music cartoons that don’t poke fun at banjos and banjo players:

Tune Stuck in Head




Music Staff Infection


  1. Oh Anne, I really needed that.
    No good music related cartoons at the moment but here’s a joke my husband is fond of:
    What do you get when you drop a piano down a mine shaft?
    A flat miner.

    • Hi Melissa! That’s an oldie but a goodie. Glad you enjoyed the laughs on this page. If you think of others, please post them. I’ll be in touch via email to get you your free download. Thank you!

    • Oh, I had to visit the cartoon to understand it. Very cute! Thank you for posting, Bethany. I’ll be in touch about your free download 🙂

  2. Not exactly a joke, but musical humor, none the less:

    You say “Carmina”, and I say “Carmana”
    You say “Burina”, and I say “Burana”.
    Carmina, Carmana, Burina, Burana!
    Let’s call the whole thing Orff!

  3. Hi, Anne-

    Thanks for the laughs! I have a funny gig story….I was hired to play for an upscale event at a local historic hotel. One of the coordinators had her support dog with her, and during the event she “parked” the (large) dog under the grand piano directly behind my harp with his bowls of food and water. About 15 minutes in, the dog proceeded to have silent, and also not silent gas. As the guests walked by me, I received several looks of disgust as the harp and I were blocking their vision of the dog. If that wasn’t bad enough, after the first part of the event the coordinator escorted her dog and the guests into the adjacent area, The dog must have been excited by something or someone and as the women were exclaiming how “cute” the dog was, from my side view I could see the dog was walking normally on the front two legs and with his “excitement” the back two legs were doing something completely different. That dog was completely “killing my vibe”!! So not elegant!!

  4. What’s the difference between a rock guitar player and a jazz guitarist?
    – The rock guitarist plays three chords for a thousand people . . . . .

  5. Great blog article! Here is one I tell my grandkids….

    Why do 9 ants get to live in an apartment for free?
    Because they’re not tenants.

  6. Definition of a musician: Someone who puts $5000 worth of gear in a $500 car to drive 100 miles for a $50 gig!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed these, Bette. I need a laugh, too, so if you think of a good music joke, please post it (or if you have a music-related meme or cartoon, send it along in the email for me). 🙂

  7. I have a collection of jokes that throw shade on the instrument of your choice. Here’s an example. Let’s use a banjo as an example instead of bagpipes since I play bagpipes too. Here goes:

    What is the difference between an onion and a banjo? …….
    Nobody cries when you cut up a banjo.

    • Hi Eyler! Another banjo joke! Okay, since you are a piper, here’s one for you: Why do bagpipers always walk while they are playing? They are trying to get away from the sound! (Told to me by a bagpiper, so I don’t feel bad sharing that one). I’ll be in touch via email with your album download 🙂

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