A vacuum cleaner rolls into a bar, with a depressed look on his face from a hard day of work, and the bartender is telling a joke to a couple of customers, he finished the joke and they all laughed, noticing him roll in on time, he asks the vacuum cleaner "what did you think about that one?".
<Bad pun joke, kill me>
"Well... I had an Uncle Richard that tried to bring nude theater to a festival in Waterdeep... Exposure is usually good for an actor's career, but even so, a cold reception for the play caused the cast to shrink steadily. Blackballed, my uncle tried to recruit from the thieves' guild, but they wouldn't let their nick-ers go. 'Just bare with me,' he would say, but they were afraid of being stripped of their dignity. He gave up the lead to attract new members, and eventually the production's genius was uncovered, even with his part left out."
�Jan Jansen, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal