Rule #5: Timing is everything. Rule #8: One bad set doesn’t mean it’s time to quit. Rule #15: Have faith. The cardinal rules of comedy have an uncanny resemblance to the rules of building a strong marriage. In Take My Spouse, Please, writer and comedian Dani Klein Modisett artfully lays out 15 axioms of marriage, and not coincidentally, axioms of life. With her trademark humorous, sharp, yet reverent tone, Dani offers a map for navigating your marriage through rough patches, bad jokes, and a bum audience.
Take My Spouse, Please shows how these 15 rules of comedy, when applied to marriage, keep you and your spouse connected, enjoying each other and getting through those inevitable tough times. Seeing your primary relationship through the lens of a comic will shake it awake in a way that no other book on marriage will. It helps you see that there is (almost) always room to laugh at a trying situation, and more importantly, with each other.
In addition to the author’s lively anecdotes, Dani has interviewed dozens of comedians, comic writers, and marriage counselors to deliver more marriage “material.” The wisdom gleaned from these devotees of both comedy and marriage supports the core premise: humor matters. The celebration of humor that follows—from gut-busting anecdotes to earnest advice—is the heart and soul of the book.