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So You Think You’re Funny? – Season 2 Preview – Benny From Daddy Poppins

Like a lingering smell of gloss paint (not initially unpleasant but gets on your tits after a while and makes you feel a bit light-headed) the first season of ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ still hasn’t quite finished yet!

We thought it had. We had packed it away in the archives in a tightly sealed box. We had locked the door. We had covered it in gasoline. We had lit the match. We had retreated to a safe distance and were basking in the heat like a snake in the desert.

And then Benny from Daddy Poppins came along, a mere 3 months after the dog had ate his original answers. To be fair his new answers are really funny. You’ll find out for yourself in a minute.

In fact you might as well find out now as if I type any more on my phone today whilst Americans sing nursery rhymes on Netflix in the background I may fasten myself into a straight jacket and jump straight in the white van parked outside. Take it away, Benny…

Tell us about yourself in 20 words or less:

I’m an Irish stay at home dad who loves bad dad jokes. I’ve 8 words left; so visit plug plug

Now do the same as if through the eyes of your worst enemy:

He’s a layabout waster that thinks he’s funny and lives off his wife. Whatever you do don’t visit unplug unplug

When and why did your child(ren) last make you laugh?

They make me laugh every day. The other day the little man told me this joke:

Why can’t leopards play hide and seek?

Because they are always spotted.

The little one is mental, she’s constantly babbling and sounds like she fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She’s liable to do anything. Here is a perfect example:

Do you try to be funny when you are writing? Tell us a bit about your blogging ‘process’.

Most of my stuff has a large dollop of humour to it. I generally take notes about things I find funny as I go then piece them together when I sit down to write, at any time I could have 7-8 potential blogs in the notes section of my phone.  A lot of these will never come to fruition. (Some of my ‘drunk notes’ could be a one way ticket to the looney bin).

What do you think is the funniest thing you’ve ever written?

It’s probably the things I’ve learned since becoming a stay at home dad post although I’ve just finished some modern day nursery rhymes that seem to be making people laugh.

Heres an example:


Jack and Jill went up the hill

To find some Wi-Fi signal

Jill saw his WhatsApp messages

And now poor Jack is single

What or who do you rate as the funniest…

TV Show?

Depends on my mood, it could be anything from; It’s always sunny in Philadelphia to 8 out of 10 cats with father ted or stand up in between. I enjoy laughing, who doesn’t?


Micky Flanagan is top of the pile for me at the moment. Here’s one of the many reasons why:


My favourite blogger is Dawn over at Rhyming With Wine, (a member of the Smile Squad here at You Have To Laugh). Did you see her parody on a squash and a squeeze? Top Notch.

As for writer; I love Ross O’Carroll Kelly, well it’s Paul Howard, but he writes as his character Ross O’Carroll Kelly, or ROCK!, a satirical wealthy rugby union obsessed Dublin jock. Its very much Irish humour but he always makes me laugh.

Do your friends/family find you funny in ‘real life’?

My wife is sick of my jokes. I can feel her eyes roll at every dad joke I tell. I’d say other people think I’m funny. Bar the guy in question 2 above (but I did make him up)

Go on, tell us a joke.

What has 18 wheels and flies?

A rubbish truck.

What’s your tipple?

Beer. Or Red wine. But not both on the same night. It can get dangerous. As for vodka red bull. Forget about it!!

If you could only have one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

Steak and Chips. All day, every day.

Complete the sentence; ‘Before I had a child…’

I didn’t know the true meaning of the word ‘tired’

In your opinion, what is the worst children’s TV show, and why?

Waybaloo. Nauc Tauk can do one. Have you ever tried to watch that thing? Its mad! Give me Rastamouse any day.

Please tell us about your blog and why we should visit:

My blog, did I mention it’s at ?, is a bit of fun. You know those perfect parent blogs with their clean houses and preachy ways? That’s not mine. Mine is a ‘tongue firmly in cheek’ look at life within my family. If you want to chuckle and read something different from the mommies telling you about how great their kids are then give it a whirl.


Well that was good wasn’t it? Next week I promise it’ll be Season 2 and some of the questions will be different. It’ll be like watching a different season of Countdown with Nick wearing a completely different colour tie.

It’s going to be THAT GOOD! Laterz…

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2 thoughts on “So You Think You’re Funny? – Season 2 Preview – Benny From Daddy Poppins

  • Rhyming with Wine

    So I’m still snorting and giggling to myself at the beanbag skydive. (She’s instantly my hero btw!) … and then I go and spot a bit of RwW there in the fave blogger section? I squeaked. Literally. Thanks very muchly on both parts! Big fan of your work Daddy P! 😊

  • The Stented Papa

    This is very good. Not sure you got enough plugs for your website ( BTW) in Benny!!!!! I agree with Dawn, laughed my ass off at the beanbag skydive. Quality.

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