I have a ritual every morning when I wake up at 4:15am to get ready for my day.  I do the three s’ss  SHOWER , SHAVE AND ……. SHAMPOO.  This is a family blog after all.

Another ritual after I get to the station is to prepare for the morning show and today I found out is

NATIONAL LAUGH DAY!!!!!!!

Perfect timing I think.  We need to laugh with so much news to make us sad and stressed out news. We need a break… we need to LAUGH

On KOOL today we have standup comedy to help lighten the mood and the funk we are in.

This made me think of some of my favorite Comedy and some of the influences that help shaped my deformed mind.

TV COMEDY’S

Lavern and Shirley

Seinfeld

Everybody loves Raymond

The Big Bang theory

The Odd Couple (Tony Randall and Jack Klugman)

The Andy Griffith show

The Carole Burnett show

3rd Rock from the sun

There are two I will list in TV comedy’s but originally they were released to Movie houses  then repacked for TV and these two have and will still entertain me and I have seen each one so many times

The Little Rascals- I grew up wanting to be like STYMIE

The Three Stooges- when I walk into a Hospital I think to myself “DR HOWARD DR FINE DR. HOWARD”

Movies

The Marx brothers – Can’t pick a favorite just love them

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis- so many great ones

More modern movies include

Animal House

Revenge of the Nerds

The Jerk

Tommy boy

Comedians

I have admired the work of so many comedians over the years but I have to admit most of today’s big stars are not my cup of Diet Mt Dew.   Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell come to mind.  Will is sometimes OK

But influences are more fun to talk about. Groucho Marx, Flip Wilson, George Carlin, Paul Lynde Robin Williams, John Bulushi, Bill Murray oh who am I kidding the early stars of Saturday night live.

One of the highlights of my life was the time I got to interview Tommy Smothers of the comedy duo The Smothers brothers.   Not only is Tommy a comic genius he and his brother changed the world with their Comedy Tv show which was so controversial and might I say funny  that they were fired.

Here is my interview with Tommy Smothers

So today be safe hunker down keep up to date with the latest news but don’t forget one thing

IT’S NATIONAL LAUGH DAY!!!!!!!

 

Here is about 5 minutes of stand up for today.

And just because I want to Some Lenny and Squiggy