185 is an arc game.
Number of players
This game is traditionally played with 6-10 people with a host to read suggestions throughout.
Many types of suggestions are taken for this game. Professions, household items, types of people, all of these are categories are used as prompts.
How it is Played
Players stand in an arc facing the audience at the back of the stage. Suggestions are read and performers step up to tell jokes that are made begining with the line "185 s walk into a bar", with the suggestion filling the blank. Jokes are often based on bad puns and illicit more of a groan than a laugh.
Tips for Performance
- Don't let there be a long lull when a suggestion is first announced. Even if your joke is bad, any joke is better than silence.
- Don't step on other people's jokes. Be polite when stepping up, try not to run each other over.
- Try to listen and not repeat jokes other performers have said.
- Think of words related to the suggestion and ways in which they can be used. Perform mini brain storms to search for interesting and unique jokes.