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Man makes cash telling jokes for $1

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- An out-of-work New York man said he found a way to bolster his finances by telling jokes for $1 a laugh in the city's Central Park.

Jason Schneider, 26, known as Jason the Joke Guy to park-goers, said he first decided to spend the day telling $1 jokes with a money-back laughter guarantee in April and he made $140 during his first 6 hours, the New York Daily News reported Monday.

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Schneider, who said he failed to find steady work after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, said he takes his humorous profession seriously.

"I write 20 jokes a day, and maybe two are good enough to use in the park. And of those, maybe one will stick," he said.

"What do you call Chewbacca when he's working with clay?" one of Schneider's jokes begins. "Harry Potter."

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