I was in Minnesota when it happened.
I don’t remember the joke I told, I just remember the response. In a sold out room of 200, 199 people laughed and applauded. When the din receded, however, one lone woman shouted out her disapproval: “That wasn’t funny!”
I rolled my eyes. You can’t please everyone, and since the joke had landed extremely well I wasn’t too concerned by a single naysayer. Unfortunately, she was not to be ignored and yelled out a second time: “You’re not funny!”
Now I had to address the situation, and asked: “So everyone in here that’s laughing is wrong?”
That caused her to yell again, and from there I was off and running.