Nick Thune - Smelling Timothy's Farts

The One with All the Spitting Season 2, Ep 5 07/28/2015 Views: 1,277

Nick Thune recounts the story of how a painful injury helped him bond with a young fan who was nursing a broken wrist. (2:33)

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Some of you guys might know...

people call methe Bo Jackson of Comedy.

If you've seen my stand-up,sometimes when I'm onstage...

I play guitar and I tell jokesat the same time...

and Bo Jackson played footballand baseball.

I think it's an obviouscomparison.

And Bo Jackson broke his hipin a football game...

and he never playedfootball again.

He played baseball again, but heplayed it like a little bitch.

And the doctor looked at meand said...

"You're probably never gonnaplay guitar again for aboutsix weeks."

Went back to my hotel thatI was renting.

I don't buy a hotelin every city, you know.

And I woke up the nextmorning... not feeling too good.

It was a pretty bad hangover.

And then I hopped on my computerand I checked an email accountthat I don't check too often.

We've all got one.Mine's hotmailguy@gmail.com.

Right at the top of the inbox...

was an email from this kid namedTimothy, he's 11-years-old.

He lives in Toronto.

Timothy said that he'd heardabout what happened to me...

and he could relate...

because a week earlier,he fell off his bunk bed.

He broke his wrist.He was trying to light a fart.

The doctors took one lookat him, they said...

"He's probably nevergonna fart again."

I gotta tell you guys, rightthere, as I read that emailfor the first time...

I realized that I'm not doingany of this for me...

or for the success,or the money or the free cars.

Like, I'm doing this...for Timothy.

And I called up my agent...

and I said, "Cancel allthe cancellations.

"Put the tour back together,because I'm back."

I know it sounds stupid, but ifyou've seen my comedy special...

even tonight, if you werewatching and you saw it...

you're gonna see a littleglimmer in my eye.

And that's because that whenI'm onstage, I feel likeI can smell Timothy's farts.

And they smell good.

This is Timothy's cast.

When I smell this cast,I still feel like I cansmell Timothy's farts.

It's for you, Timothy.