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Monday, October 10, 2016

Joke of the Week: Needle in the Hay

Posted By on Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 9:24 AM

It's Monday, which means it's time for your weekly dose of locavore levity: the Joke of the Week! This week's joke comes from Burlington's Alex Bonson. Take it away, Alex…

Heroin is a big problem in Vermont, no doubt about it. I was at Shelburne Farms recently and what did I find? A needle in the haystack.
About that joke
Says Bonson: "I wrote this joke to supplement a previous one I wrote about how I don't do the typical things Vermonters do, such as skiing and heroin. Having lived in the green mountain state all my life, I enjoy writing bits about local topics/concerns, especially those that have a bit of an edge to it. If I can take something unsettling and turn it into laughter, I feel like I've done my job as a comic." 

Meet the Comedian, Alex Bonson

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Alex Bonson is a Burlington native and graduate of the University of Vermont. A lifelong consumer of comedy, Alex is a regular at Burlington open mics and was recently featured in Vermont Comedy Club's Next Gen Showcase. He finds inspiration from such notable comics as George Carlin, Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Carr, and Bo Burnham. Alex puts lemons in a glass jar on his kitchen table to convince people that he has his life together. For more, check out his YouTube channel.

See Him Live
Bonson hosts an audience-participation game event called Quiplash Live at the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington. Check out for future dates. He also co-runs a game night at the Mad River Distillers Tasting Room in Burlington featuring laugh-inducing party games and virtual reality every Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Think you can do better?

We're always looking for jokes from local comedians. We publish one joke each week, and you can read through previous ones here.

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Dan Bolles

Dan Bolles

Dan Bolles is Seven Days' assistant arts editor and also edits What's Good, the annual city guide to Burlington. He has received numerous state, regional and national awards for his coverage of the arts, music, sports and culture. He loves dogs, dark beer and the Boston Red Sox.


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