this character gets on the return journey red bus. He likes to tell jokes, not particularly funny jokes or new ones. His sense of humour is much in common with the naughty sea side postcards.
He know it is not exactly the right place for his colour of humour and professes to both apologise and rationalise his choice in a way that challenges you to comment negatively or object without appearing close minded or overly politically correct.
The Jester treats the world as his audience, willing or not..he does not believe in the privacy bubble, he believes in the inclusivity bubble. All should have the same privilege of hearing his jokes, and if sitting close enough to catch his eye participating (knock knock jokes are a staple).
He would have done well in the theatre, he has a pleasant tone to his voice and his projection skills are almost on a par with Brian Blessed. I had evidence of that just this week when I ended up sitting on the top deck of the bus and could still hear him very clearly when he was sitting on the lower deck.
We all have differing thoughts on what is funny and I would guess there are many who will share his, but regrettably as you can tell I am not one of them.