Hmmm... Yes, well, it probably seemed a lot funnier at the time.
But it reminded me of seeing a performance by the equally droll Mr Eddie Izzard (left), shortly after he emerged from the cross-dressing closet.
As he walked on stage the atmosphere in the theater was electric. It was as if the entire audience was asking itself "How am I supposed to react?" This was understandable. After all, Izzard was no conventional drag artiste, this was very, very obviously a man dressed in perhaps not the most alluring choice of female garb and a tad too much make-up. The pressure of several hundred people trying not to laugh out loud was palpable.
Then Izzard brilliantly released the pent-up anxiety by converting it to expressible hilarity.
"I know what you're all thinking!" he began and then paused allowing us to think about what he thought we were thinking! There was the odd snigger and a couple of suppressed titters.
Then he went on: "You're thinking, 'That's extraordinary! There's a guy standing on stage --- with a cordless microphone!'"
The audience erupted with laughter and applause and, from then on, what he was wearing became totally an irrelevant.
There's probably a lesson there for all of us - though I'm not entirely sure what it is!