circle and boldface type
the punch word"

is the correct answer

cartoon of happy comic with hand mike Forces us to consider whether or not we have actually located the punch word and put it where it belongs.

The audience will be the
ultimate judge.
If they laugh early, then
re-write the joke.

Once you are through with
hidden cue cards
and have finally decided on the
exact wording
of the joke,
focusing on the punch word
will aid memorization.

Never memorize a joke until you have tested it successfully before three (3) audiences.
Re-memorizing a joke is literally ten (10) times harder than memorizing it in the first place.

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