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All stand-ups know that nothing is off limits when it comes to material

All stand-ups know that nothing is off limits when it comes to material. Break-ups, arguments, embarrassing medical problems, dodgy dates; difficult at the time but laugh-worthy when it come to routines.

So with this in mind I understood when my partner Nick, who is a writer, decided to write a fun piece for the Daily Mail about the teething problems he was having with our new cat, Alvin and roped me in as well.

Alvin is full of life and real character. Nick won't admit it but he loves him. He also pretends he is allergic to cats - I don't believe him. The subsequent article - linked below - was full of tongue-in-cheek humour.

Now the thing about modern news websites is that they give readers the instant ability to comment on the article they've just read. The DM comment section is notorious for the type of commentary it attracts. We weren't disappointed! Mr Angry was in full voice.

Interestingly, of the hundreds of comments, only about 25 per cent got the joke. I'm not sure if this says more about the Daily Mail readership or Nick's writing but it is interesting none the less to see how humour can be misinterpreted. See what you think.

Read the full article on the Daily Mail website

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