Women in Music 2019

Adele Does Dirty Stand-Up When Power Goes Out at Australian Show

When the power was accidentally cut during her show in Adelaide, Australia, on Monday night (March 13), Adele did what comes naturally: she told a dirty joke to pass the time. The singer, known for her bawdy sense of humor and booming laugh had to kill some time during the gig when a power plug was accidentally yanked out by her revolving stage, forcing her to vamp while the crew fixed the problem.

"So, we're having a technical difficulty. I'm not quite sure what it is. Shall I try and tell some jokes?" she asked the crowd. "Our power has gone out under the stage, so who knows how long we're going to be doing this for? Shall I tell you my filthy joke despite all the children here?" she continued. "I need more applause than that because I might offend someone."

And then she unleashed this groaner: "What do you call a blonde standing on her head? A brunette with bad breath," she said according to NME and a variety of Australian news outlets.

The outage at The Oval lasted five minutes. Check out this report on the incident:

 

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