Can You Top This
Volume Number: 1

Episode Count: 7

Catalog # C-CYTT-1

Listeners contributed approximately three thousand jokes a week. Host Peter Donald told the best of these jokes while a "laugh meter" took note of the audience reaction. The "Knights of the Clown Table" Ford, cartoonist Harry Hershfield and Joe Laurie, Jr. would attempt to top listeners with their own jokes. Any submission used on the program won ten dollars. Each time a panelist failed to top the listener (as registered on the laugh meter), an additional five dollars was added, so a listener could potentially win $25. Further, listeners were also given phonograph recordings of Peter Donald telling their jokes. The panelists claimed that together they knew over 15,000 jokes.