The Boss tried his hand up at stand-up during acoustic set
Bruce Springsteen appeared at a charity event on Tuesday night (November 1), trying his hand up at stand-up during a short acoustic set.
During the Stand Up For Heroes benefit at New York City’s Town Hall on Tuesday, a bill that also featured the likes of Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, and Louis CK, Springsteen told a couple of dirty jokes between renditions of ‘Long Walk Home’ and ‘Dancing in the Dark’.
According to Rolling Stone, for his first joke, he said: “So there’s this 80-year-old couple. They’re in an alley up against the fence and they’re screwing like crazy. I mean, arms are flying, legs are flying, and they’re screwing and screwing and screwing. They just fall down from exhaustion and the wife says, ‘You didn’t screw me like that 50 years ago!’ The man says, ’50 years ago that fence wasn’t electrified.'”
He followed it with another: “An old man is in the gym. This great-looking gal comes in, a young gal. He says to his trainer, ‘Quick, quick, quick, which one of these machines should I be on to get this girl’s attention?’ He goes, ‘Well, if I were you, it would be the ATM.'”
His third joke went: “Three guys are going skiing. They forget to make the reservation and get up to the ski lodge. The person behind the desk says, ‘Look, all we got is a small room with a single bed.’ ‘No problem, we’ll take it, we’ll take it.’ They throw their bags in and they all hop into one single bed, one, two, three. They sleep and the next morning they wake up. Guy on one side says, ‘Wow, I had a dream last night I was getting a hand job.’ The other on the other side says, ‘You’re kidding me. I had a dream last night I was getting a hand job.’ The guy in the middle goes, ‘I had a dream last night I was skiing.’ [makes skiing gesture with hands].”
Watch footage of the full set beneath.
The Boss has spoken out against Trump in the past, previously calling the Republican candidate “dangerous” and a “flagrant, toxic narcissist”. More recently he discussed the difference between the “facade” Trump presents to the world and the mogul’s true self.
“In Trump’s case, the facade is easy to see through, and what you see is a bundle of anxiety, fragility and insecurity,” he told The Guardian. “It’s the thinnest possible mask of masculinity. And it wouldn’t fool anybody from the Greatest Generation.”
“It’s such a thin costume that for me it doesn’t hold for a moment,” Springsteen added. “But there have been quite a few people he has attracted along the way, so I suppose the bluster works to a certain degree. He’s really quite an embarrassment if you’re from the USA. It’s simply the most rigid and thinnest veil of masculinity over a mess.”