Zilch the Storyteller
Or… should I say Toryseller? Either way, we are talking about the same act. Zilch performs one of those acts that is extremely difficult to make look good and he makes it look great. Zilch tells storyies, but he tells them using a word-play device called spoonerisms. He is basically telling a story where he is speaking… wrong. This is a lot harder to do then you might think.
Spoonerisms are defined as an error in speech where consonants, vowels and other pieces of the word are swapped with other parts of the word. So, in one spoonerisms:
The phrase should be “The Rate of Wages.” Usually these lapses in correct speech are not intentional. Certainly the man that spoonerisms are named for, Reverend William Archibald Spooner, never intended the missteps in speech that he made, but nonetheless, this way of speaking has also become a very complicated piece of comedic business.
Zilch is a Master Spoontificator. He twists his tongue around these impossible tales and though he is talking ‘wrong’ you have no problem understanding the point he is trying to make or the joke that is implicit in the telling. Here are some of the tales that Zilch brings to his audiences:
- Rindercella (Cinderella)
- Loldigocks and the Bee Threars (Golidlocks and the Three Bears)
- Jomeo and Ruliet (Romeo and Juliet)