Logic Problem Solution:
Stand-Ups For Kids
Neither Jerry (clue 1), Rosie (2), nor Chris (7) went on the Kid-A-Thon
1st, so either Tim or Vanna did. If Tim had done his stand-up routine
1st, then the comedian from the Stand-Up On Stage would have been 2nd
on the telethon (12). Since Rosie didn't do her routine in order after
Tim (2) but did immediately precede the stand-up comedian who did the
routine on the "Running for President" (9), Rosie would have been 3rd
or 4th on the program if Tim were 1st. If Rosie had been 3rd and the
one who did jokes about "Running for President" 4th (9), by clue 3,
the comedian from the Ho-Ho House would have been on 3rd or later; and
then by clue 3, since Burns didn't do the "President" routine (13),
Burns would have appeared 5th. By clue 4, Vanna would have been 2nd
on the telethon and would be the stand-up comedian sponsored by the
Stand-Up On Stage--a conflict with clue 8. So, Tim appearing 1st and
Rosie 3rd fails. If Tim had been on 1st and Rosie 4th, by clue 9, the
comedian with the "President" jokes would have been 5th on Kid-A-Thon.
By clues 3 and 13, again, Burns would be Rosie rather than the
"President" comic. By clue 4, Vanna would have been on 2nd and would
be from the Stand-Up On Stage--no (8). Therefore, Tim wasn't 1st on
the show; Vanna was. Comedian Winters was 2nd on the telethon (4).
By clue 12, Tim was 3rd or 4th to tell jokes. If he were 4th, with
the one from the Stand-Up On Stage 5th (12), since Tim isn't Caesar
(6), by clue 1, Vanna would be Caesar and Jerry Winters, contradicting
clue 11. Tim did the 3rd stand-up routine, with the comedian from the
Stand-Up On Stage being 4th (12) on the Kid-A-Thon. Rosie wasn't 4th
(2) or 5th (9) on stage; she was 2nd to appear, with Tim doing his
"Running for President" set 3rd (9). Since Tim isn't Caesar (6), by
clue 1, Caesar was 4th on the program and Jerry 5th. By elimination,
Caesar is Chris. The comedian from the Comedy Cafe is Tim (7). Since
Burns isn't "President" comedian Tim (13), by clue 3, Burns is Jerry.
Vanna is Gleason (8) and Tim Lewis. By clue 3, Vanna's routine was
about being "Hopeless at Home," and Rosie's sponsor was the Ho-Ho House.
By clue 5, Chris did jokes about "Flying" and Jerry about "Man Vs.
Woman." By elimination, Rosie's set featured jokes about "Money,
Money." Finally, Vanna Gleason's sponsor was the Laughs Lounge and
Jerry's the Funny Bone Bistro (10). The five stand-up comedians stood
up for Children's Hospital on the Kid-A-Thon in order
- 1st - Vanna Gleason, Laughs Lounge, "Hopeless at Home"
- 2nd - Rosie Winters, Ho-Ho House, "Money, Money"
- 3rd - Tim Lewis, Comedy Cafe, "Running for President"
- 4th - Chris Caesar, Stand-Up On Stage, "Flying"
- 5th - Jerry Burns, Funny Bone Bistro, "Man Vs. Woman"
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