A strike by Comedy gold miners has led to the temporary shutdown of the comedy refinery in Bangor."We can't keep the refinery open if there is no raw material coming in so we have to shut it down during the writers strike.' said a spokesman today.
"The shutdown process is done in a methodical, ordered process to avoid accidents. First to go is sarcasm which is such a shame, then we shut off the innuendo. That involves turning off a giant stopcock and oiling own the screwing shaft. We then have to lower pun levels to sub-whitely standards before removing the lampoons and japes that keep the laughing gear rotating."
It is a risky business Last year we lost two men during the schadenfreude shutdown and it was hilarious. We have also never found a stable way to transport irony to America so it is all stockpiled here next to this big pile of spoons."
Despite the comedy shortages, production of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of crisps remains unaffected.