T-Pain is looking forward to a few good laughs as the judge for Laffy Taffy’s “Your Jokes, Our (W)rapper” joke-writing contest. The popular candy brand, known for the dad-style jokes printed on its wrappers, hosted a show during which T-Pain rapped 15 of its best jokes into retirement. Now Laffy Taffy is seeking fresh, new jokes to lace the colorful wrappers.
“The family-fun jokes featured on our wrappers have been a staple for nearly 40 years, and we’re excited to celebrate this iconic part of the Laffy Taffy experience in a way that allows our fans to be part of the brand’s legacy,” said Dave Foldes, marketing director of Laffy Taffy at Ferrara Candy Company.
From now through Sept. 16, contestants will enter their best dad jokes for a chance to have them printed on the wrappers and receive a custom bag of minibars exclusively featuring their joke. According to a press release, one grand prize winner will be selected for the “best laff” and will receive a $5,000 cash prize. T-Pain will also autograph their custom bag of minibars.
Blavity sat down with T-Pain to discuss his criteria for a good dad joke, ways contestants can prepare for the contest and how being a joke judge aligns with his personal mission.