To Serve and Protect...the Nanny State
Comedian Ron White sold out two shows in Bismarck last week.
However, its not his jokes making news...but his onstage activity.
A Bismarck Police report states White could face charges of smoking in public places prohibited.
White's comedy routine includes him holding a glass in one hand and a lit cigar in the other.
A Bismarck resident [read: asshat - ed.] sent a letter to the police department informing them of the routine.
An officer dressed in street clothes documented the incident during White's routine on April 30th.
I don't know what the going rate for joke writers is these days, but whatever the fine might be for committing such a heinous crime against humanity in Bismarck, North Dakota, it will likely pale in comparison to the value of all the fresh comedy material, not to mention publicity, White could get for himself out of this one incident.
Alternate Post Title: In the Future, Everyone Will Be a Criminal For Fifteen Minutes
(link via Say Anything)