The Comedy Wire
By Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth
through all the garbage and mock it, so you won't have to!"
years, Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth's
Comedy Wire was the secret
weapon of top-rated, award-winning
radio DJs and talk show
But as of
March 31, 2012, the Comedy Wire ceased publication because
Pat & Laura were too busy writing for Cumulus Media's
nationally-syndicated shows. Since then, Pat &
Laura have become Comedy Wire Inc., offering a range of
creative services in all media, including:
* RADIO: Cumulus' "The
Huckabee Report," radio's most popular short feature,
heard three times daily on over 600 stations nationwide,
and All Star Radio's Daily Comedy Exclusive, heard on
hundreds of stations worldwide...
Through our subsidiary, Eclectus Records,
production of Laura's serious recordings and live
shows, featuring her stunning voice and
critically-acclaimed retro jazz style. "You
can keep all those
pop divas...The only
one for me is Laura
interpreter of the
Songbook as well as
styles." -- Eric
You can find Laura and her music at her
* PRINT: The humorous "reverse
self-help book," Nine
Hallmarks of Highly Incompetent Losers, now
available through Amazon in a newly updated Kindle
edition. And currently in the works, an updated
Kindle edition of Pat's cult classic, Hollywood Hi-Fi (www.hollywoodhifi.net)...
HOWEVER...If you came here seeking the sharp
topical one-liners that made radio clients compare the Comedy
Wire to the Daily Show, Jay Leno and Dennis Miller, you can
still get a daily dose of them! We continue to
contribute lines every day to the Daily Comedy Exclusive, the
excellent prep service owned by radio/comedy team Ron Stevens
& Joy Grdnic!
Ron and Joy are longtime friends of ours, and they will be
happy to provide you with a free trial of their DCE radio prep
service! Just email Ron Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell him Pat & Laura sent you! He'll cut you a great
PAT & LAURA?
To read the
profile of Pat and Laura in the North Texan
magazine, click here. For an earlier
article, click here.
To see a larger version of the photo on the right, click
To see two Yahoo
Health interviews with Laura,
of past Comedy Wires, click here!
In addition to their daily writing
for top-rated national radio shows, Pat & Laura have
several other projects we know you'll enjoy, from music to
books to live performances! Check them out below...
LAURA'S MUSIC CORNER!
terrific debut CD Keep It To Yourself and the
critically-acclaimed follow-up Necessary Evil are
available at CDBaby.com,
and Amazon.com. Produced
and arranged by 2011
Dallas Jazz Musician of the Year, Brian Piper, both
feature great songs from the 1920s to today, with fresh
twists on standards and obscure gems. Multiple tracks are being played on stations as
far away as France, Australia and Buenos Aires, landing the
album on JazzWeek's top
radio airplay chart.
Music critics are falling in love with Laura's gorgeous,
nearly-three-octave voice, supported by some of the best
jazz musicians in the Southwest! Reviewers have called
her voice "sublime," "sultry," "swoon-inducing," "stunning,"
"magic," "impossibly-old fashioned," "transcendent," "a
jewel of a voice" and "the very portrait of West Coast
cool." Her albums have
earned comparisons to the classic Capitol and Verve
LPs of the '50s.
The lead CD review of
the "Vocalists" issue of Jazz Inside magazine raved that
you can keep all those pop divas like Beyonce,
Mariah and Lady Gaga, "the only one for me is
has beauty, brains, sophistication and comic
timing that make her the total performance
package...A wonderful modern interpreter of
the Great American Songbook, as well as
thoroughly modern styles."
Fellow musicians have also
taken notice. Billboard #1 New Age artist
Wouter Kellerman declared Necessary Evil "amazing," "a
"must-have" and said, "I strongly
believe this is a timeless album, a treat and an absolute
pleasure to listen to." Recording artist and
renowned classical pianist Michael Lewin of the Boston
Conservatory declared Laura's rendition of Cole Porter's
"Love For Sale" from Keep It To Yourself to be
"the best EVER," adding, "I was brought up on Ella, but
this is better."
A double nominee for the Artist Music Guild Heritage Award
for Female Vocalist of the Year and Mainstream Artist of the
Year, Laura will soon be seen performing on the nationally
televised awards show alongside such stars as Gloria Gaynor,
Billy Gilman, Shirley Caesar, Dee Dee Sharp and Chubby
In January 2015, Laura will embark on her first tour of
India and Dubai. While there, she has been invited by
top-selling world music artist and Bollywood
composer/producer Ricky Kej to record with him at his studio
more and receive THREE FREE SONGS at LauraAinsworth.com!
If you are in radio and would like a free promotional
MP3 for airplay, contact Pat Reeder
with your call letters and market now!
In addition to
being a world class comedy writer and a fabulous babe, Laura
Ainsworth is also an amazing singer whose parody songs (Santa Baby, Help Me Through
Recession Tonight; These Are The Things That The Taliban
Banned, etc.) have been heard on radio stations
show, Keep Young & Beautiful!, with pianist extraordinaire Brian Piper (Jerry Jeff Walker, Cab Calloway and
countless others) lampoons the
pressure to keep young and beautiful via outrageous
parody lyrics about Botox, plastic surgery and fad diets, set to
gorgeous tunes ranging from
Kern to Madonna to Puccini. The show has appeared in a number of major
venues, including the Dallas and Las Vegas Comedy Festivals, the main stage
of the Out-Of-The-
Theatre Festival, Comcast Cable, Q TV, and many theaters, music clubs and
cabarets. The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram called it "a potential
cult phenomenon" and BroadwayWorld.com
called Laura both "a gifted comedienne" and "a fine singer with
an outstanding range and genuine wit" who "wrings maximum doses
of humor out of every last wonderful lyric that she has
Laura also has another terrific show, Cole
Porter: Elegance & Decadence, with the
fantastic singer/pianist Michael Gott. Here's
a rave review. And here's
For info on booking
seeing either show, visit LauraAinsworth.com.
to join Laura's FACEBOOK Fan Page!
on Twitter at @LauraAinsworth1
Comedy Wire Books!
Pat and Laura have written several fun books
that make great gifts or
excellent resources for public speakers in search of some humorous anecdotes and sharp
Their "reverse self-help" book, Nine
Hallmarks of Highly Incompetent Losers, uses over 200
hilarious Comedy Wire stories to illustrate nine basic mistakes
made by everyone from
dumb criminals to corporate CEOs and goverment
leaders. It includes a very
funny Foreword by Presidential candidate and former Arkansas
Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Autographed copies can be purchased for
just $13 (includes S&H) by clicking on the PayPal button:
|Nine Hallmarks of Highly
Incompetent Losers is wonderful -- It's like
eating really delicious candy. You just can't stop
because you know the next bit is going to be just as
Steve Young, Emmy Award-Winning Writer
"Late Show With David Letterman"
NEW! The Hollywood
Hi-Fi Website is now online, with tons of fun stuff!
excerpts from Hollywood Hi-Fi,
Pat's hilarious history of bizarre celebrity recordings by
everyone from William Shatner to Joan Rivers (as seen in Playboy,
In Style and The Star and on Inside Edition
and Day & Date, and named by one major newspaper
as "Best Weird Book of the Year"), click
here, You'll also find video reviews of outrageous
celebrity albums and much more! To request that
Pat and co-author George Gimarc give their uproarious live
presentation, complete with audio clips of these rare,
jaw-dropping records, click
here and scroll down.
handicapable cockatiel, the late
beloved mascot of the Comedy Wire.
To learn her story, click on her photo.
Write to Pat Reeder at Pat@comedy-wire.com
Laura Ainsworth at Laura@lauraainsworth.com
To reach us with press inquiries
or booking requests, phone (972) 263-3381
All material © copyright
2005-2014 by Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth.