Chris Dibbern (and other people) Gearing Up for LAF-Off

Every spring, the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program (“SDVLP”) hosts the local tradition of the LAF-Off (Lawyers Are Funny).  This year’s event is March 24, 2011 at the House of Blues downtown.  The LAF-Off is a comedy competition pitting lawyers and law students against each other in front of a crowd of 400+ to determine who actually is the funniest.  The event supports the pro bono work of the SDVLP, and we encourage everyone in the local legal community to come out for a night of drinks and laughs.  I was lucky enough to be selected as the representative of the University of San Diego School of Law, and I will definitely try to shine a light on the true sense of humor deep down within the hearts of all my classmates. 

Preparing for the LAF-Off is no easy feat.  I have had to attend countless meetings (one) with the organizers of the event to make sure the rest of the standup comics are up to snuff with their Chris Dibbern-level humor.  I found all of them to be humorous in their own special way, yet they didn’t seem to find that special blend of self-aggrandizement, narcissism, and obnoxiousness that my routine features.  I think by standing out, I stand a good chance at impressing the tough judges.  In fact, during practice, one judge was rushed to the hospital after his funny bone suffered from over-tickling.  Resolved to create a safer environment for my audience, I have crafted a special routine that not only touches on the plights of the law student but looks ahead to my years as a lecherous, crotchety partner.

In the LAF-off, I will be competing against Michael Green of Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Amy Krakower of Cal Western School of Law.  Everyone in the field is a comedy amateur.  This is only because I have turned down copious amounts of money from Comedy Central to star in a new sitcom and a recent offer by CBS to replace Charlie Sheen in “4 1/2 Men” (retitled to more adequately describe the manliness of the main cast).  To sum up, if I had to describe my experience in the LAF-Off in one word, it would be “winning”!  I hope all the readers of Motions come out and support me in my bid to unseat Cal Western as the funniest law school in San Diego.

See also “Laughing at Lawyers Will Fund Legal Services for the Disadvantaged”

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