By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,sun reporter | July 18, 2007
The first time Pamela Leak stood before an audience, she wore a gray wig and mismatched clothes, her flabby midriff was exposed and a piece of toilet paper trailed from her pants. "I had stacked the crowd with my friends and told them to laugh at everything I said and did," Leak recalls. "The show started, and I came running out on the stage. I came out and said, `I'm sorry, ya'll, for running out here, but I was in the bathroom and some old man was trying to look up my dress.' "People were laughing, and then I knew I could make people laugh.
By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,London Bureau | November 26, 1992
London -- Baby D flew into London yesterday and almost walked into a custard pie.Lucky for her the bobbies were on hand at Heathrow to protect her from the dozen or so fellow clowns, all ill-disposed to her, waiting perhaps to welcome her with a belt with a rubber chicken.There was no violence, though one policeman got tickled with a feather duster. Somebody displayed a soda siphon.Gerry Cottle, the impresario who hired the American clown, received a squirt of water from one of the disgruntled buffoons, all there to take umbrage at the interloper.
November 26, 2012
Everyone knows that these speed cameras have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with generating revenue ("Fast money," Nov. 18). Where are all of the millions of dollars that these cameras are generating actually going? Some of these so-called "safety" cameras are located on major roads. Roads that are not in the immediate vicinity of a school or school crossing where school children or any pedestrian, for that matter, ever walks or crosses! I have to laugh every time I drive past a speed camera.
By Carl Hoover and Carl Hoover,COX NEWS SERVICE | September 22, 1996
So, which is more therapeutic for the Therapy Sisters, writing their wry, witty songs or performing them for listeners?Maurine McLean laughs at the question, then quickly replies the latter. "It's fun to watch people get the jokes," she said in a recent interview from her home in Austin, Texas.The music of Austin's Therapy Sisters has been medicine to the ears of their audiences for about a decade, setting comic lyrics to folk, rock, pop and country beats -- or, as they define it, "Nouveau Urban Psycho Swing Folk."
By Carol Kleiman and Carol Kleiman,Chicago Tribune | May 6, 1991
Don't laugh, but women are being encouraged to display a sense of humor in -- of all places -- the office.It may tickle your funny bone to know that magazine articles, books and even workshops by "humor consultants" are seriously encouraging women to add a hearty laugh to their daily routines, incorporating it into other work and family responsibilities.If you're comedic enough, the laugh experts say, you will be accepted as "one of the boys," experience less stress and have a rapid climb up the corporate ladder.
December 28, 2003
Ravens' J. Lewis is true professional He doesn't dance, he doesn't pose, he doesn't point to his chest or to the fans or to the sky. He doesn't spike the ball, throw it into the stands or try to dunk it over the crossbar. He doesn't salute, autograph the ball, call anyone on a cell phone or do any of the other stupid things so many of the NFL players do. He just runs the ball like no one else, catches an occasional pass, blocks when required and merely drops the ball after scoring a touchdown.
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 14, 1990
TORONTO -- The Baltimore Orioles continue to marvel at the vast potential of rookie pitcher Ben McDonald, whose three-hitter Wednesday night still was a hot topic of conversation yesterday."
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | June 30, 1998
Tyree Wright did a wonderful impression of Steve Urkel, the same goofy expression, a nearly identical laugh and practically all of the same mannerisms as the television character.But Tyree's humor was only a front. He had a serious side about him. He was a leader and an above-average student at Patterson High School, where he was to be a junior in the fall. He starred on the school's indoor track team, and teachers liked him because of his doggedness with his studies.Tyree wanted to go to college and perhaps later become a California police officer.
By Mary Maushard | May 26, 1992
Congratulations, working parentsThis is it -- The Week of the Working Parent. The Maryland Committee for Children, a statewide advocacy group for families, has designated today through Friday as a time for working parents to get a little recognition -- especially from their employers.Children in many day care centers and nursery schools around the state will be making name tags and signs for their moms and dads to wear and take to work, to show just how many parents are in the work force.
By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,Sun Staff | November 6, 2003
Brett Butler, a tough comedian made famous by both her Southern drawl and sardonic wit, will perform today through Sunday at the Baltimore Improv (tickets are $20-$22) and Monday at the Birchmere in Alexandria (tickets are $25). Now clean and sober after years of substance abuse, Butler, star of the 1990s sitcom Grace Under Fire, chatted with LIVE from her home in Los Angeles and took stock of life, one laugh at a time. Of all of the things that you have done -- sitcoms, stand-up comedy and writing -- what is your favorite?
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