-And finally, a 42-year-old
zamboni driver — a 42-year-old
zamboni driver — played in his first NHL game
for the Carolina Hurricanes over the weekend,
after both of the team’s goalies were forced to leave the game
with injuries. Some say he may never play
goalie in the league again, but I bet
he’ll resurface. This brings us
to a segment called “One of My Writers
Explains a Joke.” [ Cheers and applause ] Okay, so, uh… “A 42-year-old
zamboni driver played his first NHL game –”
blah, blah, blah. “Some say he may never play
goalie in the league again, but I bet
he’ll resurface.” Matt, you want
to talk us through your thought
process, there? -Uh, yeah.
This one’s a bit of a thinker. It plays one the double meaning
of the word “resurface.” When the listener
first hears the joke, they’re meant to think that
it refers to, one day, reappearing
in an NHL game. But there’s a twist… [ Laughter ] …which is that,
in the context of the joke, the word “resurface”
actually refers to the job… of the zamboni man… which is to
resurface the ice. [ Cheers and applause ] -Thank you.
And by the way, thank you… thank you for referring to him
as a “zamboni man,” and not a
“zamboni driver.” A lot of people
make that mistake. Can you just show us,
real quick, like, how — What celebration
did you do at your desk when you wrote
this joke? -It was, like, a,
you know, a little… [ Laughter ] -Give it up for Matt Goldich,
everybody. [ Cheers and applause ] -This has been “One of My
Writers Explains a Joke.”