Notice how similar the jokes are at the top to the crowd pleaser’s speech. One is IDENTICAL ‘it’s great you could all turn up… and x’.
However, both times the joke gets a laugh, so even if one of your jokes is a little corny, if you want to get a good laugh to get your confidence up early on, you could do worse.
The thing that makes this speech notable for us is how they’ve related good stories to lessons they’ve learned or been taught. This is a nice twist on the ‘thanks’ segment.
Just maybe don’t do a Welsh accent in yours…