Out of line

An actor had been out of work for years because he always forgot his lines.

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One day he got a phone call from a director who wanted him for an important part in a play.

All the actor had to say was, “Hark! I hear the cannon roar!”

Opening night arrived, and while he waited in the wings, the actor muttered to himself, “Hark! I hear the cannon roar! Hark! I hear the cannon roar!”

The time for the entrance finally came.

As the actor made his appearance onstage, he heard a loud BOOOOM! He turned around and said, “What the heck was that?”

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