That’s a good point. I don’t agree 100% that if there’s a premeditated joke in your call that it will generally fail, though. I think that just depends on whether you’re decent at writing jokes as opposed to off the cuff conversational comedy. I will say that when you do call with the intentions of “they’re going to laugh……NOW!!”, you’ve got to prepare and cushion yourself with the understanding and expectance that the whole thing can tank. You’ve just gotta be aware that they can all make fun of you for the rest of your load-blowing existence. “They’re all gonna laugh at you! They’re all gonna laugh at you!”.