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Laugh Loudd is Home for Comedians…

Welcome Home BY CURTIS AND GLENDA WRIGHT

Laugh Loudd Comedy Magazine came to fruition through the dreams, hard work and perseverance of Curtis Wright/ Founder and CEO. Curtis has over 25 years experience in the comedy field as a promoter, assistant and friend to a plethora of comedians. Out of Charlotte, North Carolina, through Mega Com. Productions, as assistant to Promoter, Nate Smith, Curtis learned through Nate how to give comedians the opportunity to step into the world of what was then known as “Black Comedy” at the Comedy Zone and Club Secrets. They ran a host of other clubs from Virginia to South Carolina. To walk through their doors and perform on their stages, he can claim the likes of Bernie Mac, DL Hughley, Mo’Nique and Marvin Dixon when he used to strip down to VISIT: WWW.LAUGHLOUDDCOMEDYMAGAZINE.COM

a G-string LL ---That’s Comedy! His expertise and mix of experience brings a delicious, new flavor to the world of comedy magazines—hence Laugh Loudd Comedy Magazine!! Laugh Loudd Comedy Magazine evolved from the dream that was shared— by hard work that was worth it and the dedication mixed with love that holds it all together, says Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Glenda Wright. Glenda has over 14 years writing/PR experience and has assisted in the comedy field for the past ten years with her husband. Collectively they bring you a fresh new insight…inside the light and sometimes not so bright world of comedy... Laugh Loudd is Home for comedians…Welcome home APRIL 2010

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STAFF CEO/FOUNDER Curtis Wright EDITOR/WRITER Glenda Wright GRAPHIC DESIGN Erica Crawford www.CDPOrlando.com WEB DESIGNER Andre Marriott CONTRIBUTING WRITER Jeffrey Gurian MOVIE REVIEWS George Young

Table of Contents INTRO TO LAUGH LOUDD Page 3

ORLANDO COMEDIAN HIT BY HAITIAN DISASTER Page5

Pioneers of Comedy:

RICHARD PRYOR Page 6

Comedians Crossing Over Page8

PHOTOGRAPHER Marvin McElvin

PHOTOGRAPHER “Chuck” MARKETING ADVISOR Nate Smith CARTOONIST George Johnson

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COVER STORY:

Kevin Hart Page10

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Jeffrey Gurian Page16

Rising Stars Page 20

Just Jokes & “Jest” Ask Jersey Page 22

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Hit By Haitian Disaster The recent devastation in Haiti has affected us all one way or another—if not morally than by association of some kind, friend’s relative’s associates…you get the picture. One of comedy’s own from the Orlando/ Haitian/ Comedy community was hit by the devastation. David “Jersey” Jean lost relatives in the earthquake and his grandmother, who goes back and forth from the US to Haiti lost her home there. The house actually split in half. When asked how he is able to make others laugh when his family is going through this loss answered,”That’s what I was always meant to do…make people laugh.” Jersey has been in the comedy business for about six years now and says he’s still “starving”…hasn’t quite “made it” to the heights of comedy he is aspiring to, but says he will follow his dream. What drives him so hard? --The promise he made to his father who passed away not so long ago. This was a promise he had made to his father. Jersey’s father was the family comedian and groomed his son to pursue the profession. “We always cracked on each other,” he said. I asked Jersey what finally got him on stage and at this point, I thought he had some deep, profound driving force he was going to share, but yes, you guessed

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it, at 24 a young man’s incentive is usually a woman. He was pursuing someone who wouldn’t go out with him until he got the nerve to get up on stage and prove his comedic skills. Well, she wasn’t the only one to see the comedian in Jersey—comic, Steve Wilson invited him to open mic-night at the Orlando Improv and the rest is history. He started his five minute set with a “politically incorrect” Haitian joke and had the crowd hysterical. Jersey doesn’t like to go by a scripted act but enjoys actual improvisation. “I’m good at improv…I go by life experiences and the audience. I can entertain in the hood or the boardroom. I asked Jersey what’s next. He plans to visit Haiti and support his family emotionally as well as the effort going on there. “I have faith in God—nothing can take that away. Life will go on and people need to laugh. “You’re cheating those you can make laugh if you don’t use your talent. (Pretty deep) If you’re blessed with the ability to make someone laugh, then you are obligated to use and share your talent. He jokes about still living with his mother at the age of thirty. He says he’s having a mid-life crisis—but this is the sacrifice he makes to pursue his goals and adhere to his strong family ties. Since his father’s death his allegiance is to his craft, his mother and little brother.

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COMEDY PIONEERS

The GodFather of Comedy BY GLENDA WRIGHT

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ne thing I’ve always admired in any comedy club around the country is the display of pictures of comedians—past and present—who have, as they say, “made their mark.” ¬¬ It’s a chill of pride that goes through you, realizing the sometime ugly path into comedy they had to forge in order to make that mark for themselves and fortunately…for us. Laugh Loudd will pay homage to those well remembered and those mistakenly forgotten in each issue, because without those pioneers, comedy as an art would not be the industry it is today—nor would it have the opportunity to reach the levels it is aspiring to. Our featured comedian to be remembered—Richard Pryor, is the epitome of that description. If you ask almost any comedian—literally worth a good “hoot”, the one inspiration in their career will definitely be Richard Pryor. Born December 1, 1940, Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III became one of the most influential comedians in the history of comedy. From Peoria, Illinois poverty to Hollywood affluence. From abandonment by his mother to adoration from millions of fans. From a childhood in a brothel to eight marriages (twice to the same woman) and seven children. From tragedy to triumph and back again, Richard Pryor has earned the status of Legend as a masterful storyteller, a multitalented entertainer, a comic of acerbic wit, and a survivor with no self-pity. (Taken from his biography at (www.richardpryor.com) Rather than regurgitate his biography we thought it more fitting to share the respect given and the thoughts of his peers and those in the industry who had worked with him. (For those interested in learning more about the facts on Richard Pryor’s life go to www.richardpryor.com) A talented yet controversial man, most people either loved him unconditionally or hated him passionately — but few ignored him.

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Richard Pryor "I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, 'Ain't that the truth!' Richard Pryor is the truth machine. He has taken black street humor to its highest universal level." -- Quincy Jones "Richard Pryor is an alchemist who can turn the darkest pain into the deepest comedy. [He] doesn't go for the jugular — he goes straight for the aorta." -- Robin Williams

"What would life be like without Richard Pryor and Mudbone? Dull, baby, very dull. There will never be another Richard Pryor. He is, and always has been, the funniest man alive." -- Whoopi Goldberg

"He's the kind of comedian that everyone calls him by his first name — like they know him. Richard!" -- Dave Chappelle

"Some people are born wearing an iron shoe. They're the ones who kick doors down and enter the places that before them have been untouched even by light. Theirs is always a mission filled with loneliness and broken bones. Richard Pryor is one of the bravest of them." -- Jim Carrey

"To fully appreciate the power of Richard Pryor as a stand-up comedian, you had to follow him at the Comedy Store. I did once, and I'm lucky to be alive." -- David Letterman

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"Pryor peels back the last layer of his battle-scarred skin to reveal the wretched demons that make him the true King of Comedy and the rest of us just pretenders to the throne." -- Denis Leary

"It is impossible to exaggerate the greatness of Richard Pryor. [He] is truly an incandescent star, and we are lucky to bask in his glow." -- Richard Belzer

"Richard Pryor is to comedy what Gretzky is to hockey, what Ali is to Boxing. He is The Beatles of comedy." -- Paul Rodriguez

"[Richard is] a gifted, raging, soaring, plummeting, deeply human man with the tender boy inside — the greatest pioneering comic artist of the last three generations." -- Lily Tomlin

"Richard is the consummate comic/jazz artist, and no one will ever touch his genius." -- Chevy Chase

"Richard had that thing where he could make you laugh so hard and then all of a sudden he'd break your heart." -- Robert Townsend

"I love Richard Pryor. He is a comic genius and a great human being. As he's explored the depths and heights, he's found a laugh around every corner." -- David Lynch

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"Richard Pryor is truly one of the great artists of our time. His comic genius and influence remain unparalleled." -- Eddie Murphy

"His star shines fiercely in the universe of art, with a truth and intensity unlike any other." -- Kris Kristofferson

"Richard was our King Solomon. He truly created the kingdom of Niggerdom. -- Mitzi Shore, owner of the Comedy Store

"There are many different kinds of comedians . . . the observational humorist, the impressionist, the character creator, the physical comedian, the self-deprecator, and the dirty-joke teller. What made Richard Pryor so brilliant is he was able to incorporate all these styles at once." -- Damon Wayans

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Comedians Crossing Over to Night Time Talk Hosts

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Mo’Nique BY GLENDA WRIGHT Comedians are proving there is more to their resume than stand-up comedy. Two well-known transitions between the latter part of 2009 and 2010 are Mo’Nique, seen on BET and George Lopez on TBS. Mo’Nique -- known for her infamous BAAABAYYY is the first African American woman to host her own late night show since 1993 -premiered October of 2009, airing currently only on BET Monday through Friday at 11PM EST featuring celebrity guests and musical performances. The hour- long program features Mo’Nique of course and a “side-kick” dee-jay. On the debut episode celebrity guests included Steve Harvey, promoting his new book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment; Monica, promoted her new BET show, Monica: Still Standing and a live performance by Jeremih, Imma Star (Everywhere We Are) . Monique began her career on the stage of the Improv comedy club on a dare. Shortly thereafter,

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she began making appearances on stand-up television series like Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo and Snaps. Again she was a first—She made history as the first female comedienne to serve as the hostess for “Showtime at the Apollo.” In 1999, UPN approached Mo’Nique about starring in her own sitcom and it took off. After five years of portraying a single mom attending community college alongside her daughter (Countess Vaughn), the show was cancelled. Of course this didn’t stop Mo’Nique. She successfully transitioned between stand-up comedy and acting, with roles in films that include, Two Can Play That Game, Baby Boy, Half Past Dead, Shadowboxer, Domino, and Soul Plane. Further congratulations are in order since the premiere of her show — she has also received the Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar Awards for her portrayal of Mary Lee Johnston in "Precious." LaughLoudd wishes her much more success and congratulate her already deserved accomplishments.

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George Lopez has entered a world of turmoil by competing for American TV viewers with his own nightly talk show. Hundreds of rabid, screaming fans were ready to party as George hit the stage for the very first episode of “Lopez Tonight.” George opened the show with what he does best—killer standup. Ellen DeGeneres—apparently awakened by the loud party next-door—made a surprise visit to drop off George’s mail, which was accidentally delivered to her and included a really embarrassing personal item. Next up was the audience game. Afterwards, George welcomed an “allegedly” blonde Eva Longoria Parker. After the two friends caught up, George convinced Eva to make good on a promise she made during the “Lopez Tonight” pilot... to dance on a

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stripper pole. And Eva wasn’t the only one to work the pole... Next up was Kobe Bryant, who explained why his trash-talking skills are a cut above the rest of the NBA. George opened the floor to audience questions, which included an ambush from teammate Derek Fisher, who totally stumped Kobe with his question. The show closed with a mind-blowing performance of “Oye Como Va” and “The World is Rated X” by rock legend Carlos Santana. That was the opening night—since then George has nightly represented for the Hispanic community and proven that this was an avenue that was way overdue to be traveled. Johnny Carson never would have dreamed of such competition—do you think? George continues to sprinkle his stand-up style throughout the show but touches on every issue from race to politics, with a little red-hot chili pepper accent to it. We applaud you George and hope the show continues to blow them out of the water!!

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COMEDY COVER STORY

BY GLENDA WRIGHT

As usual and as he does everywhere— Kevin Hart electrified the stage at the fifth annual South Beach Comedy Festival –hosted by Comedy Central in January of this year. Kevin Hart is taking over the comedy world, growing stronger and stronger on the big screen and has the audience begging for more each set. When Kevin walks into a room the atmosphere immediately changes. There’s just something about his presence. He’s professional, warm and exudes sex appeal—(he’s a self- proclaimed sex symbol)— all at the same time. You’re not sure what he’s going to say but you can believe it’s going to be funny. We arrived in Miami right before Kevin’s set and contacted his road manager, Nate Smith to let him know we’d arrived. (He does a hilarious bit about Nate at the end of the show) 10

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As we settled in we spotted three older ladies looking for their seats. They “decided” the seats behind us would be good enough, but from the conversation they were having, we could tell those weren’t their seats…we knew they’d get some help finding their correct seats before the end of the show. (when the rightful owners of the seats arrived LL) Anyway, they tapped me on the shoulder and asked if we were familiar with Kevin’s act. Were we familiar? We are anywhere he performs in Florida! Anyway, we told them I

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“Yes, we are familiar”. Next they wanted to know if the act was clean. Well, Kevin does his thing, but it’s not always what you would call “clean.” They settled in for the show. Kevin has his finger on the pulse of what it takes to make us laugh and normally that finger is pointing directly into the face of familiarity— we laugh when it has happened to us one way or another. We laugh when we can relate. Kevin stepped on stage and immediately jumped into the perils of parenthood….“Have you ever wanted to fight a kid?” My VISIT: WWW.LAUGHLOUDDCOMEDYMAGAZINE.COM


Kevin has his finger on the pulse of what it takes to make us laugh and normally that finger is pointing directly into the face of familiarity— we laugh when it has happened to us one way or another.

daughter wanted some juice and I told her she needed to drink some water…she argued back at me in baby talk, and I know she was cussing me out because she was doing all these hand motions and talking to me with baby attitude. My translation was that she was saying, “Get my juice you Black Midget! Any parent can relate. Talk about relating, he can go on all night about the ups and downs of relationships, “I’m attracted to drama, he says, “I can’t take a woman who’s happy all the time. You know like you come home from work and she’s all over you. Who’s home? You are!!! You are!! Tickle, tickle, like I’m some kind of baby or something. “I got fired today”, he retorts, “Sit your stupid ass down!!” He claims he needs drama! Or how about his advice on how to win an argument with a woman. He says, “Raise your voice guys, women can’t stand that…even if you’re dead wrong, raise your voice.” “For example, she’ll say, I saw you with that woman in your car!! He goes on…in his loud “man” voice…” Every time I come in the house you have the microwave on high!!” He then turns and walks away, leaving a baffled wife. “You have to get loud and just walk away, just walk away.” “Or how about when women want to “singsong” through an argument? He then goes through his female impersonation of an angry Black woman bopping her head back and forth “singing” “You ain’t gonna do S%$T N@$%&R !! and you have to sit there with the ‘Got nothing left’ face, trying to look tough.” The three ladies concerned about the cleanliness of the show were in tears by now—and incidentally they were across from us instead of behind us. My guess is that someone helped them find their seats. LL Kevin closed out the show with the classic “Nate roast.” LL!! This is his impersonation of his road manager’s obsessive-compulsive preparaVISIT: WWW.LAUGHLOUDDCOMEDYMAGAZINE.COM

tion in getting ready to………drive. Kevin sits on the stool and shakes his arms in the air, adjusts his imaginary rear view mirror, puts on his seat belt, adjusts the outside mirror, starts the car, adjusts the radio, adjusts the mirror again…the crowd is in stitches without him saying a word. He’s a comic genius. What do people usually say about Kevin Hart? He is quickly becoming one of the hottest comics and actors hitting the Hollywood scene. While touring the college circuit, Kevin is always busy sharpening his stand-up, acting and writing skills for both TV as well as his comedy routine. Kevin's ability to “hit the right spot” with his hilarious antics captivates his audiences, and leaves them rolling in the aisles. After successfully reaching his goal of making a name for himself in both comedy clubs and on college campuses, Kevin has started to make waves on both TV and the big screen. Although some seasoned comedians may still look at Kevin as a neophyte in the business, his accomplishments –expeditiously but meticulously achieved, stand tall, and that’s not a pun on his height. Kevin is the first to joke about his physical stature and works it into his act. He admits he’s no fighter and sits on a stool on stage dangling his feet to prove the point “Why should I try to fight somebody, it doesn’t make sense. How are you supposed to get respect when your feet don’t touch the floor? His feet may not touch the floor from a stage stool but his one of a kind style is shooting him to stardom. He debuted on amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy club and knew he was done selling shoes. He began performing in such clubs as Stand- Up NY, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

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Other venues now able to boast that they gave him a chance to sharpen his skills are, The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline's and The Improvisation. He expanded his reach worldwide, performing at comedy clubs in both Amsterdam and London. But it was his performance at the Montreal Comedy Festival which led to his work in feature films such as "Paper Soldiers" (2002), "Scary Movie 3" (2003) where he wrote his own part - and "Along Came Polly" (2004). In 2004 Hart executive-produced, wrote and starred in the ABC-TV sitcom "The Big House," which debuted in April of 2004 and was loosely based on his family in Philadelphia. His other television appearances include a month long stint on "Love, Inc.", "The 25 Best Bodies on BET", "Barbershop" and MTV's "Wild 'n' Out with Nick Cannon." Kevin was able to take a deep breath of Hollywood air when he got what is said to be his biggest break by “landing” the lead role in "Soul Plane" which catapulted him onto the big screen. He has since landed roles in "Scary Movie 4", "In the Mix", and "The 40 Year Old Virgin", "Fools Gold" and "Meet Dave." Kevin's hour-long stand-up special, "Grown Little Man," aired on Comedy Central in 2008. In 2009, he landed a co-starring role in Comedy Central's original action/fantasy Comedy series, "Krod Mandoon." And on Feb. 20th, 2010, Kevin headlined in a soldout, 2800 seat show at the Capital One Bank Theatre in Westbury, Long Island. That’s in New York for any of you who don’t know your geography! (LL) The show was produced by young Haitian entrepreneur Jean Alerte and comedy writer/producer Jeffrey Gurian who is also producing a documentary film with Chris Rock on the legendary comedy club “The Comic Strip”, where both Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock were discovered. Jeffrey will appear in his own article in this premiere issue of Laugh Loudd Magazine. Also featured on the Kevin Hart Westbury show were TV/film star Tony Rock, and award-winning Haitian comedian Wil Sylvince. The Westbury show was also a benefit for Haiti with Edeyo organization being the recipient of a portion of the ticket sales. Edeyo meaning “Help Them” in Creole, was founded by internationally known, Haitian nightlife impresario Unik Ernest, who was an old dear friend of Jeffrey Gurian. Jeffrey brought Jean and Unik together and the rest is history. Did I mention heavy hitting stars? Coming Friday, April 16, 2010 Kevin plays the undertaker in the movie,” Death at a Funeral”, starring Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Danny Glover and Regina Hall, Zoe Saldana, James Marsden, Luke Wilson and many others. Directed by Neil La Bute and produced by Jim Tauber, Dean Craig and Glenn Gainor. Have you seen the AT&T commercial? He’s there. Have you gone on EBay lately? He’s there too. Kevin Hart is absolutely everywhere. His down to earth, fresh approach will be around for a long time. To learn more about Kevin Hart go to: www.kevinhartcomedian.com

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COMEDY WRITER, COMEDY COACH, COMEDY PRODUCER

Jeffrey Gurian The man who wears many hats... They all fit over that hair! Editor’s Note: While in South Beach recently to see the South Beach Comedy Festival we were backstage at Kevin Hart’s sold-out show and saw a guy that everyone seemed to know.

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He looked more like a rock musician than someone in comedy, and when we asked who he was, we found out it was Jeffrey Gurian, nationally known comedy writer/producer who, with his producing partner Jean Alerte, produced the hilarious Kevin Hart , on Feb.20th at the Capital One Bank Theatre in Westbury, Long Island. (That’s in New York for anyone who doesn’t know!) The show was a benefit for Haiti, and featured TV/film star Tony Rock, and award-winning Haitian comic Wil Sylvince, who was the MC. We immediately asked Jeffrey if he would be part of the premiere issue of Laugh Loudd and he agreed. This is his story. Jeffrey is currently involved in lots of exciting projects. Besides the big Kevin Hart show, he is also in the process of writing a book, and co-producing a documentary film, of which Chris Rock is Exec. Producer, on the history of the legendary comedy club The Comic Strip, where Chris was discovered by owner Richie Tienken and Eddie Murphy back in 1986. The club, which opened in 1976, will celebrate its 35th anniversary next year, and the book and film are scheduled to come out at the same time. The club also launched the careers of superstars like Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Larry Miller, George Wallace,

Lewis Black, Susie Essman, Lisa Lampanelli, Jim Breuer, Colin Quinn and so many more. All out of this one little club on Second Avenue and 81st Street in Manhattan. We heard that Jeffrey had also been a dentist before he became a comedy writer/producer but when we asked about it he said, “That’s been a rumor that has followed me throughout my entire career. And do you know when that rumor started? The day I graduated from Dental School! “ We let Jeffrey tell the rest of his story in his own words. Woody Allen, who was my idol and inspiration, read my earliest material in person while I was still in dental school, and encouraged me to make a film out of my ideas because he said they were very visual... despite the fact that I said strange things to him like, "Let's open up a day camp and throw winter clothes at people", and “Let’s walk low like we used to in Europe.”

Years later those very strange ideas became a series of very strange short films called The "Men Who" Series which debuted at The Toyota Comedy Festival and featured titles like " Men Who Take A Pitchfork To The Movies", "Men Who Enjoy Latin Dancing With Tools", and "Men Who Pull The Skin On Their Necks Hoping To Attract Gorgeous Models." You can see The "Men Who" Series at www.jeffreygurian.com/themenwho.html as well as on mobile phones, and on Babelgum. In later years, I also wound up becoming good friends with Jack Rollins and Charlie Joffe, Woody's managers. Jack arranged for me to meet with Herb Sargent, a head writer up at SNL to show them my short films, and through that introduction I began writing jokes for comedians. In more recent years I wrote the short film" I Am Woody" about a mob boss obsessed with Woody Allen.


He survives a mob hit and comes out of it with amnesia, and now he really thinks he's Woody Allen but he's 6'5" and weighs over 300 pounds. He's a HUGE Woody Allen. It won for Best Short Film at the NY Independent Film festival. Vince Curatola (Johnny Sack) from The Sopranos, played the doctor who diagnoses the amnesia. Rodney Dangerfield was the first big star I ever wrote for, and I wound up with jokes on his first album "No Respect.” One that I remember is: “I only get ugly girls. I went out with one girl who was so ugly, I bent down to pet her cat, it was the hair on her legs! She was UGLY! I also wrote jokes for his act like: “I went into this custom bed shop. I said to the salesman “what kind of bed would you recommend for a guy like me? He said, “Single!” The most famous line I ever wrote for Rodney was a joke he used as his opening line, that he did with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, which meant it had to be a killer joke –“I'm alright now but last week was rough. I bought one of those whirlpools for my bathtub. The first night I used it I lost three of my best ships! “ Besides Rodney, I went on to write material for comics like Joan Rivers, Phil Hartman, Pat Cooper, Pauly Shore, Dice Clay, George Wallace, Richard Belzer, and a short film that Gilbert Gottfried starred in. I also wrote for many, many Friars Roasts over the years and besides writing for Roasters, I wrote for honorees/Roastees like Jerry Lewis, Jim Dale, Bruce Willis, and news anchor Chuck Scarborough. I had the honor of having the legendary, iconic Milton Berle as my original sponsor in The Friars Club. Based on my many years of writing filthy jokes for Friars Roasts, I wrote the

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book "Filthy, Funny, and Totally Offensive" with jokes from over 250 celebs including Jason Alexander, Drew Carey, Joan Rivers, Chris Elliott, Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, Adam Ferrara, Colin Quinn, Lisa Lampanelli, Gilbert Gottfried, and even Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. The forward was written by my old friend Paul Provenza who directed the movie "The Aristocrats." Somewhere in between all that, I got to write a movie with actor Scott Baio called " Face to Face" that won two festivals for Best Comedy Feature, and was chosen as the opening night film at the Taos New Mexico Talking Film Festival. I think it was the only Italian themed movie ever made with no mob scene. I hate stereotypes! I was given the great honor of having my own column in the legendary comedy newspaper Weekly World News called "Gurian's World of the Bizarre" where I wrote stories like " Tap Dancing For The Criminally Insane", " Man Paints Replica of the Cistine Chapel with His Beard", and " Man Impaled On Spike Still Shows Up For Work On Time." My favorite kind of comedy to write is that silly, off-beat kind of stuff that has no particular point of view, and doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings. It’s strictly meant to make you laugh. That gig lead to the creation of GNN (Gurian News Network), known as “Your source for "All The News That's Fit To Dance To." (http://www.guriannewsnetwork.com ) I have done these unusual stories as a faux news broadcast on national radio, both in this country and in Canada. I absolutely LOVE to do radio and someday would like to have my own show. (If any radio people are reading this, PLEASE call me!!!) Then I made the stories into animated films, which were shown at the Cannes Film festival in France this past May, of '09, with stories like “Man Robs Bank With His Chin", “College Professor

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Fired For Casually Removing His Spine", and the true story of " George Washington's Wooden Pants" which currently are on display in The Smithsonian Institute! One of my really fun ongoing projects is the monthly celeb-based national column Comedy Matters, that I’ve been writing for the last 10 years, and which is currently seen in Punchline Magazine. A recent column featuring Chris Rock, George Wallace, and D.L. Hughely among many others is at: http://punchlinemagazine.com/site /comedy-matters-with-jerry-seinfeldchris-rock-and-more/ I also perform comedy and you can see my stand-up act at: http://www.jeffreygurian.com/ standup.html Two more fun facts before I go. I was honored as part of Black History Month for creating comedy workshops for inner city kids, and I was Patrice O’Neal’s co-host on The Black Phillip Show on Sirius Radio because he said, not only were we funny together but that I was the only White man he ever met who knew all the words to “Bitch Better Have My Money.” To read more on Jeffrey Gurian go to: http://punchlinemagazine.com/site /comedy-matters-with-judah-friedlanderralphie-may-and-more/ http://punchlinemagazine.com/site /comedy-matters-with-jerry-seinfeldchris-rock-and-more If you want to contact Jeffrey concerning comedy coaching or writing comedy material, you can reach him at jeffrey@jeffreygurian.com

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RISING STAR

NA'IM LYNN

When you're 6 feet tall, isn't the sky your only limit? It is according to Na'im Lynn a slim kid from a small town in Jersey. Na'im (in Arabic means the "star" closest to Allah (GOD). Ali, his middle name, means "the greatest". Lynn is the name of the slave owners that bought his great great great great Grandpa. Put it together and you have "The Greatest Star to escape slavery. He brings a new flavor and originality to the

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nal publication: (www.comedycentraljokes.com ) Na’im now travels with the hilarious Kevin Hart as his opening act. We got the chance to witness his ever perfecting act at the South Beach Comedy Festival in South Beach Florida this past January and as usual he had the crowd in stitches. Keep your eyes on this rising star.

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Chuck & Louise They are "Real Life" funny

Ever attempt to go into business with your spouse? They figured out a rather "schizophrenic" way to get the job done ‌ This is the story of Chuck and Louise (not their real names) -a married couple attempting to start a business together. Now that idea in and of itself is a hard pill to swallow. Anybody married understands where we're coming from. Chuck likes to think he has all the answers and that he is to give directives and Louise is to follow them with no questions asked. Laugh Loudd and HA!! HA! --right ladies? She feels she has the right to express her creative ideas.

Great concept I came up with Don't you think Baby?

Louise likes to talk an idea into the ground-according to Chuck, and all she needs to do is "follow directions"-right fellas? He feels he should not be questioned. Well, they were both frustrated with this working situation but motivated enough with their project to try and figure out a solution. It seemed that if only they could work together but be somebody else. You know, have an employee/ employer relationship. That was it. When working together he would be Chuck and she would be Louise.

You Came up with?

Whatever!!!

HERE WE GO AGAIN.

Whatever!!!

Watch for the new

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cartoon To be featured each edition and on the web... They are "Real Life" funny

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Just Jokes There once was a blind man who decided to visit Texas. When he arrived on the plane, he felt the seats and said, "Wow, these seats are big!" The person next to him answered, "Everything is big in Texas." When he finally arrived in Texas, he decided to visit a bar. Upon arriving in the bar, he ordered a beer and got a mug placed between his hands. He exclaimed, "Wow these mugs are big!" The bartender replied, "Everything is big in Texas." After a couple of beers, the blind man asked the bartender where the bathroom was located. The bartender replied, "Second door to the right." The blind man headed for the bathroom, but accidentally tripped over and skipped the second door. Instead, he entered the third door, which lead to the swimming pool and fell into the pool by accident. Scared to death, the blind man started shouting, "Don't flush, don't flush!" LL

An old Indian lined up all of his 10 little Indian sons and stood in front of them. He then asked, "Who push port-apotty over cliff?" Nobody answered him. He then asked again, "Who push port-apotty over cliff?" Again nobody answered. The old Indian said, "I tell story of Georgie and Georgie father. Georgie chop down cherry tree. Georgie tell truth, Big Georgie no punish." So the Indian asked again, "Who push port-a-potty over cliff?”To which the littlest Indian replied, "I push port-a-potty over cliff.”The old Indian then shakes and spanks him, for his punishment. When he is done, the little Indian asks, "Georgie tell truth, Georgie no get punish. I tell truth, I get punished. Why you punish, father?” The old Indian replied, "Big Georgie not in cherry tree when it got chopped down!!!" LL

HOW TO BE A GRACIOUS B!TCH Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement -- not even her parent's nasty divorcee. Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear and would be the best-dressed mother- of-the-bride ever! A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new young wife had bought the exact same dress as her mother! Jennifer asked her father's new young wife to exchange it, but she refused. 'Absolutely not, I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I'm Wearing it,' she replied. Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, 'Nevermind sweetheart. I'll get another dress. After all, it's your special day.' A few days later, they went shopping and did find another gorgeous dress. When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, 'aren’t you going to return the other dress? You really don't have another occasion where you could wear it. Her mother just smiled and replied, 'Of course I do, dear. I'm wearingit to the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.' LL

“JEST ASK JERSEY” BY JERSEY

Dear Jersey, I've been dating this girl for about 2 months now. I am really feeling her and I've brought her around one of my friends who claims he's seen her before. We haven't been sexually intimate yet, however I just found out she's a transvestite! How would you handle this situation! I mean what the hell do I do? How would I explain this to my buddy? -- Anonymous

Dear Anonymous, WOW! Where do I begin with that one? I must say that is a crazy situation, and here I thought I had it bad with my girlfriend. Didn't you not notice an Adam's apple? One advice I will have to start giving guys when meeting a new girl is to do your homework! You NEED to ask for a baby picture! Do a background check! Ask for old boyfriends or who she been with. In this situation I would recommend just run to the hills. If the fellas have already met her how are you going to be able to explain this? Don't knock it until you try it but the decision is on you. If she wasn't able to tell you sooner, I would just run for the hills!!!

Big G’s Movie Reviews The Hangover…Very hilarious. It was a funnier version of “Dude Where’s My Cat” (DVD) … LL LL LL LL LL Zombieland…Typical zombie movie…light and funny (DVD) LL LL LL LL Avatar…Excellent movie. It reminds me of a new cowboys and Indians (Movie) LL LL LL LL LL 22

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Ninja Assassins…Violent, had action but a little bland (Opening in March) LL LL LL Day Breakers…Had a pretty good story line but was very predictable. I knew what was going to happen in almost every scene (Movie) LL LL LL

G.I. Joe…Cool but corny LL LL LL Funny People…Very funny and serious all in one. Adam Sandler and Seth Rogers were great (DVD) LL LL LL LL LL Role Models…Those kids were great. Almost funnier than the adults (DVD) LL LL LL LL LL VISIT: WWW.LAUGHLOUDDCOMEDYMAGAZINE.COM


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