A man went into a pub and said to the landlord "If you give me free drinks all night, I will entertain your customers so much they will stay all night and drink lots and lots"

"Oh yes" says the landlord "how are you going to do that?"

The man gets a hamster out of his pocket and puts it on the piano. The hamster runs up and down the keyboard playing the greatest piano music anyone had ever heard.

"That's amazing" says the landlord "have you got anything else?"

The man gets a parrot out of his other pocket and puts it on the bar. The hamster begins to play the piano again and the parrot sings along - sounding just like Pavarotti. Everyone in the pub is amazed and stay all night drinking and listening to the hamster and parrot.

The landlord is delighted. "I must have these animals. Will you sell them to me?" he asks.

The man shook his head. "Will you sell just one then?" asks the landlord.

"OK, I'll sell you the parrot for 50 pounds" the man says.

The landlord is delighted and hands over the money. Another man standing next to the man who owned the hamster said "You're a bit stupid selling that clever parrot for only fifty pounds"

"No I'm not" the man replied "the hamster is a ventriloquist"!!!