Pay for Popsicle Stick Writers

My children asked me how much money is earned by the people who write jokes for popsicle sticks. Here is some info I collected off the internets in 2004:

  • Comedy writing for night club entertainers:  Gags only, $5-25 each.  Routines, $100-1,000 per minute.  Some new comics may try to get a 5-minute routine for $150; others will pay $2,500 for a 5-minute bit from a top writer.
  • Party toasts, limericks, place card verses:  $1.50/line.

Based on this information, I’d guess that a popsicle stick joke writer earns about $1 per word.

Take that, you Rat! POW !!

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