Start your stand-up career earlier than anyone on your block with this “Clap & Laugh Microphone Set” for children!

You know it’s a full-fledged comedy boom when they’re manufacturing and marketing stand-up comedy toys for kids!

From friend of the site J.P. Buck came a #LastMinuteGifts photo of a “Clap & Laugh Microphone Set” on sale for $29.99.

From the company Toys To Grow On, it’s marketed to children as young as 4 years old up to age 12 with the following description:

Every show is a smash hit with this cool, real-working mike—kids just step on the pedals to hear laughter and applause! The set includes a long cord, volume control and a jack for a radio, CD/cassette or MP3 player. Adjusts from 24″ to 42″ high. 4 “C” batteries not included. Our exclusive. (4 years – 12 years)

That’s right.

Why deal with the reality of deadly silence at an open mic to teach a young comedian about bombing, when instead, you can program and brainwash your kids into thinking everything they say is laugh-out-loud funny, and a killer joke worthy of an applause break, to boot. They’ve even included a brick wall in the photo to make your child’s fantasy funny world complete.

On the bright side, the photo online features a young girl on the microphone. #ChangeTheRatio!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everybody.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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