The Gambler re-written to be about a comedian who has run out of joke ideas

Edward Nevraumont
2 min readDec 5, 2022


Created with ChatGPT on a single attempt

[Verse 1]

On a warm summer’s evenin’ on a stage with a mic

I stood up to tell jokes, but I was feeling dry

My mind was blank and empty, I was struggling to think

Of something funny to say, but my audience was on the brink

[Verse 2]

I said, “Folks, I’ve made a life out of makin’ people laugh

But now my well of jokes is runnin’ awfully low

So, if you don’t mind my sayin’, I can see I’m out of material

For a round of applause I’ll give you some advice”

[Verse 3]

So I paused for a moment, and tried to rack my brain

But the jokes just wouldn’t come, no matter how I strained

The crowd grew restless, and I could see their frustration

Said, “If you’re gonna be a comedian, kid

You gotta learn to roll with the punches”


You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em

Know when to walk away and know when to change your style

You never count your jokes when you’re sittin’ on the stage

There’ll be time enough for countin’ when the gig is done

[Verse 4]

Every stand up knows that the secret to success

Is knowin’ when to switch things up and knowing when to keep

‘Cause every gig’s a winner and every gig’s a loser

And the best that you can hope for is to make ‘em all a hit

[Verse 5]

And when I finished speakin’

I turned back towards the crowd

I tried to keep it light and ended with a smile

And somewhere in the audience I hope they found it funny

But in my final words I found a new joke to try



Edward Nevraumont

CMO/Advisor/Tsundoku ex-@ga @aplaceformom @expedia @mckinsey @wharton @proctergamble Author—MarketingBS