Apr 8, 2014
03:20 PMHealth & Science
Guilford Boy's Joke in UnitedHealthcare Foundation Book to Aid Families in Need
So this guy goes to a dentist’s office and a reporter calls to talk to his 7-year-old son ... More on this in a moment.
But first comes word that an insurance company’s foundation for children has put together a “Little Book — Big Laughs Joke Book” that goes on sale this week, with proceeds to be used to help fund child medical grants for local families in need.
One of the 600 jokes, one-liners, knock-knock jokes and silly tongue-twisters in the book was provided by Colin Pompano, 7, of Guilford.
Pompano’s father, Jay, who spoke with us by phone from his dentist’s waiting room the other day, said he works for UnitedHealthcare and found out about the book in a company email.
“(It said) the the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is doing a joke book, jokes by kids for kids to help raise money for kids in need. And I just immediately thought of my son because he is a jokester. I pulled him over and said, ‘Colin, tell me a joke,’ and I sent it in.”
Colin didn’t need any prompting. “He’s funny by nature, yeah, that’s Colin. He’s right here, smiling, as a matter of fact.”
The book, compiled by Meg Cadts, began selling this week on amazon.com for $5.99.
We had Jay put Colin on the line for his published joke:
“Why did the pelican leave the restaurant?” said Colin.
“I don’t know. Why?”
“Because he had a very large bill,” said the second-grader from Melissa Jones Elementary School.