This article is from the Stand-up Comedy FAQ, by Steven Rosenthal and Steve Silberberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
A. This often means it's going to bounce or be cancelled, so go to HIS bank
at opening time the VERY NEXT DAY and present the check. He will probably
sleep late and try to cancel it around noon, by which time you'll already
have the $$$. If it bounces at the bank, go see a local attorney. It's
illegal to bounce a check, and you can often recover triple the amount in
damages, however, it usually doesn't get that far. A letter from an
attorney usually does the trick.