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National Humor Month

1 Apr

 

No joke!

April is National Humor Month.

It’s a great month for the inspiring and fun Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, the premier workshop for humor writers. It is held at Erma’s alma mater, The University of Dayton. I was honored to be a judge in their writing competition this year. How cool is that?

There’s a lot of funny out there!

Also, April is a perfect time for AATH – the Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor to hold their annual conference.  Info here

AATH’s mission is to serve the community of professionals who study, practice, & promote healthy humor & laughter. Lots of laughter, learning, and love with this group. […]

11 Things To Worry About In 2016

4 Jan

 

Happy New Year 2016!

 

11 Things To Worry About In 2016

 

No doubt 2016 will be full of hot air.

What, you worry?

11 Things To Worry About In 2016:

 

  • Holiday flab

 

  • Mutating fleas

 

  • Gut yeast bacteria

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Movie Comedy – The Wicked Wit of The West

26 Dec

 

Love to laugh? Love old comedy movies?

Irv The Nerve

I recently discovered a gem of a book about screenwriter Irving Brecher entitled The Wicked Wit of the West: The last great Golden-Age screenwriter shares the hilarity and heartaches of working with Groucho, Garland, Gleason, Burns, Berle, Benny & many more.

Oy, that’s a mouthful!

Who is Irving Brecher you may ask?

Irving Brecher was a comedy writer and the only screenwriter to write two Marx Brothers moviesAt the Circus and Go Westall by himself. He also punched up The Wizard of Oz, wrote Shadow of the Thin ManZiegfeld Follies, and adapted musicals Bye Bye Birdie and Meet Me In St. Louis for film.

Harpo Marx called him “Irv the Nerve.”

Groucho Marx called him “The Wicked Wit of the West.”

Author, folk journalist, and radioman extraordinaire Hank Rosenfeld spent six years getting to know Irving while they collaborated on this delightful memoir.

[…]

Chicken Soup for The Comic Soul

3 Jul

 

Melissa Rivers has written a funny book about her mother Joan RiversThe Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation.

She shares what it was like to grow up in the Rosenberg home and presents an amusing and endearing portrait of her mother and her father.

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Melissa mentions that included in the reading material Joan had on her nightstand was “the audio version of Chicken Soup for the Soul

I found this tidbit revealing.

Chicken soup for the comic soul.

We all need nourishment.

Looking for a good book?

You’ll enjoy The Book of Joan and Chicken Soup for the Soulall 250 + titles!

 

 

Dick Van Dyke: Dancin’ With the Star

6 Jun

 

Dick Van Dyke, 89, is still the charmer.
 

Check out this music video he and his wife Arlene appear in…

THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL – FEATURING DICK VAN DYKE – “NEVER HAD TO GO”

 

If you’re a fan of his classic hit sitcom –

You’ll LOVE this, too:

“THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW” BLOOPERS AND OUTTAKES

 

 

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Alert Bracelets for The Rest of Us

16 May

 

ALERT!

BBSMILE

We have Medical Alert Bracelets for medical conditions, allergies, medications.

According to Medic Alert Foundation “Who Should Wear A Medical ID”

Including anyone with:

  • Alzheimer’s, Blood thinners (Coumadin, Warfarin), Diabetes, Food Allergies, Heart disease, Asthma, COPD, Drug allergies, Epilepsy.

BUT…

How about Alert Bracelets for the people we really need to be aware of?

For Instance… these folks:

  • Flake
  • Liar
  • Schmuck
  • Hypocrite
  • Phony
  • Cheater
  • Bully
  • Bore
  • Cheapskate
  • Drama Queen
  • Snob
  • Bitch

Just an idea.

Another idea…

Check out Smiles To Go! at Amazon. Proceeds from

the ebook go to humor healthcare initiatives AATH

and RxLaughter.org. BarbBestHumor THANK YOU!

Misery Loves Comedy + Chaplin Birthday

17 Apr

 

Comedy fans and humor addicts!

Barb Best Humor Blog Comedy Loves Misery

Credit: S Raga

Sharing 2 comedy items today:

New documentary that explores the dark roots of comedy

MISERY LOVES COMEDY

 

Great piece by Anna Silman in Salon: Do You Have To Be Miserable To Be Funny? […]

Welcome to Humorholics Anonymous

11 Mar

 

Welcome, y’all!

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This is the weekly meeting of HAHumorholics Anonymous.

Hmm, I see many horrified new faces here tonight.

No fear. We have enough caffeine and sugar on the back table to put you in a coma – and most likely fuel some new addictions. Ha, Ha.

 

Barb Best Humor Blog

 

Sorry, I  joked in a compulsive way. I’m working on that. […]

Smiles To Go! The World Needs A Smile

9 Jan

 

The world needs a smile… or 2 or 3 or 7!

99 cents. A short and sweet picture book of smiles from around the world.

ALL proceeds go to health & humor nonprofits including Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor and RxLaughter.

Let’s support the healing power of comedy and laughter.

Smiles To Go: Take-Out for the SMILE Hungry  amazon

 

BarbBestHumor

Thank you. Smile On.

Thanks to all those who support free speech and humor… National Society of Newspaper Columnists, the Harvard Lampoon, Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien

Laugh Along with Comedy Series “The Louise Log”

16 Dec

 

Tis the season to give!

Laughter is a gift.

So give this YouTube video a view… it’s free and you can re-gift it by sharing with others.

 

 

Anne Flournoy is the writer, director, and producer of The Louise Log.

Winner Outstanding Writing in a Comedy – LA WebFest 2014!

According to Wikipedia, “The webseries The Louise Log is a comedy dealing with “the confessions of a New York City wife and mother hell-bent on getting it right in spite of … her over-active inner voice.”

A hilarious inner voice!
http://www.thelouiselog.com/

 

 

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