Where does Stephen King, the master of horror, turn when he's in the depths of Misery? To Twitter of course:
Having kind of a blue day, Twitter, so tell me a joke. I'll re-tweet the first one that makes me laugh.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 31, 2018
With over 8,000 comments, someone was sure to make King laugh, right? But at first, he was only mildly entertained.
Nothing was getting him out of The Dead Zone:
After an hour, the situation was one of Desperation.
That is, until Lucy Gumble of Carshalton, England, nailed It. After all, Everything's Eventual:
How do you make a duck sing? Put it in the sun 'till it's Bill Withers— Lucy Gumble (@LucyRandallGum) January 31, 2018
And once King's Bag of (funny) Bones was adequately tickled, he couldn't stop.
King tweeted, "Now I'm laughing at all of them," then retweeted some of the jokes he thought were the best:
Sorry you're having a blue day, Stephen. Here's a joke your fellow American author Tom Barbash told me. It's only a little risqué...— David Mitchell (@david_mitchell) January 31, 2018
The chicken and the egg were enjoying a post-coital cigarette. "Well", said the egg, "I guess we settled that question."
2 muffins are in an oven.— TheShrike (@bklinger62) January 31, 2018
The first muffin says to the other muffin
“Man, it’s hot in here!”
The other muffin says
“Eeeeek! Talking muffin!”
Two peanuts were walking down a long dark alley. One was a salted.— Emily Schaffhausen 🥂 (@silly_emily3) January 31, 2018
Someone should have just said, "Hey Stephen, I heard Dean Koontz is coming for your #1 spot." That would have gotten his Tommyknockers jostling. But seriously, we hope all the levity brightened King's mood and he has emerged from his Dark Tower.
Here's King's joke about his beloved Corgi. He tweeted it a day later, and it's definitely his brand of humor: