A quick Google search reveals almost no decent Joyce jokes on the internet. The closest to funny is an anticlimactic thing:
Charles Dickens walks into a bar.CD: Give me a martini.Bartender: Olive or Twist?James Joyce walks in an hour later.JJ: Give me a Guinness.*Bartender: Hey, Charles Dickens was in an hour ago.JJ: mmm.B: He asked for a martini, so I said "Olive or twist?"JJ: mmmB: Because, you know, he wrote this book Oliver Twist...JJ: What a shitty joke.
Okay, so no jokes. What I'm really worried about is nailing the fiddle break on Paul Brady's version of "Mary and the Soldier."
*Convicted Joyceans know, of course, that Joyce's spirit of choice was Swiss white wine, which he described as "drinking electricity" – as opposed to red wine, which was "drinking beef."