Larry Wilde - April is National Humor Month CARMEL, CA -- Americans, Canadians, Australians, South Africans, New Zealanders, and the British, from healthcare professionals to scholars to giggling grade schoolers, will be brushing up on the benefits of belly laughs this April in celebration of National Humor Month. National Humor Month was founded in 1976 by comedian and best-selling author Larry Wilde, Director of The Carmel Institute of Humor. It is designed to heighten public awareness on how the joy and therapeutic value of laughter can improve health, boost morale, increase communication skills and enrich the quality of one's life. "Since April is often bleak and grim and taxes are due on the 15th, it can be one of the most stressful times of the year," says Wilde, author of 53 books on the subject of humor.
Laugh Faceoff | Washington Post Express Christian Hunt grew up in Glover Park, across the street from Fugazi founder Ian MacKaye. In 2010, Hunt had the idea to start a variety show that would showcase D.C.’s best comedians and musicians, so he emailed MacKaye for advice. Hunt’s first thought was to put a pitch together and raise some money, but MacKaye stopped him short: “He says, ‘Look, if you want to pitch something, move to New York or Los Angeles. In D.C., we do things,’ ” Hunt recalls. Three months later, the Capital City Showcase was born.
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Reggie Watts is currently on his “Spring Tour,” according to his website ReggieWatts.com. On Monday May 21st, Mr. Watts is scheduled to perform at the 9:30 Club, Washington D.C.’s hub for touring musical acts, comedy troupes, and improve-comedian-musical-indie-alternative performance hybrids like Reggie Watts. The thing is, there isn’t anyone quite like Reggie Watts. For my ten-minute conversation with him (all thanks due to Wayne Manigo and Mandy Dalton for setting up the interview and for founding our writers group), I wanted to ask Reggie things he had never been asked before, much like every other inquisitive and journalistic mind would. “10 Minutes With Reggie Watts” by Eric Owusu « D.C. Comedy Writers
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Eight Types of Hecklers and the Comedians Who Shut Them Up In the 2007 documentary Heckler, Joe Rogan says that “the number one thing about hecklers is 100% of them are douchebags." A stand-up comedian's act depends on the audience reaction by nature, but when someone attempts to derail the performer's work, well, that's something a douchebag would do. Still, heckling creates exciting moments of discomfort for the audience, and hecklers have instigated some great moments in comedy (Bryson Turner's comeback) as well as some terrible moments (Michael Richards incident). Whether the outcome is funny, awkward, or awful, the eternal battle between heckler and stand-up is always fun to watch.
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The two women behind Eddie Izzard | Life & Style You may not have heard of musician Sarah McGuinness but she has influential admirers. Her new single, Mama Can You See Me Now, has been remixed by dance wizard William Orbit. And an incognito Eddie Izzard — in turban and glasses — applauded, before performing a DJ set in her honour.
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The Washington D. C. Comedy Writers Group | Because we live here, we laugh. Hey guys, check this out. We were featured in the Washington City Paper. http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/comedy/2013/01/09/jokes-on-you-the-comedy-writers-group-and-joke-stealing-in-d-c-comedy/ The article has prompted a few discussions, on Facebook and in the comments, on the problems with joke stealing and collaboration. For the record, any jokes you write and share at the meetings are yours – any feedback or tags you [...]
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By Rex Nutting, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — For pure silliness, ridiculous ideas and crazy arguments, you can’t beat our current debate over whether we should raise the debt ceiling or throw the global economy into the toilet again. Hulbert on playing the debt talks How should concerned investors respond to uncertainty over the debt-talks outcome? MarketWatch's Mark Hulbert discusses the matter with John Bussey and Alan Murray of the Wall Street Journal. Here are the 10 silliest, stupidest and most logically absurd things I’ve heard about the debt ceiling, in no particular order. 10 craziest things about the debt-ceiling crisis - Rex Nutting
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As storyteller, you are god. And to be frank, you’re not a particularly nice god — at least, not if you want your story to resonate with readers. A good storyteller is a crass and callous deity who treats the characters under his watchful eye like a series of troubled butt-puppets. From this essential conflict — storyteller versus character — a story is born. (After all, that’s what a plot truly is: a character who strives to get above all the shit the storyteller dumps on his fool head.) Put differently, as a storyteller it’s your job to be a dick. 25 Ways To Fuck With Your Characters
Shortcut ot Improv: Say it like you mean it Don't forget to read the Disclaimers Shortcuts to improv: Say it like to mean it. One of the easiest, yet most overlooked, tricks in improv performance is the simple act of speaking definitively. When you are on stage, and the time comes for you to say anything, what comes out of your mouth should be clear, to the point, and most of all said in a loud, steady, unwavering voice – as if to say “I know exactly what the hell I’m talking about.”