The Comedy Wire
By Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth
through all the garbage and mock it, so you won't have to!"
20 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 hired as the news/comedy writing
staff for Cumulus Media's smash new national talk show, "The Mike
HOWEVER...If you loved 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 the Mike Huckabee
Show and the Daily Comedy Exclusive, Pat &
Laura have several other projects we know you'll enjoy,
from music to books to live performances! Check them
SMASH DEBUT ALBUM!
terrific debut CD, "Keep It To Yourself," is now available
and other top music sites. Produced and arranged by 2011 Dallas Jazz Musician of
the Year, Brian Piper, it features 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. Female listeners especially love the
sexy, slinky, insanely catchy title track, with its
hilarious and timely female revenge fantasy lyric about a
cheating ex, the perfect antidote to the endless parade of
cheating men in the news, from TIger to Arnold!
Music critics are also 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 the album "spectacular," "elegant,"
"sublime" and "a unique gem."
And the lead CD review of the January "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 Laura
Ainsworth...Ainsworth 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."
Read more and receive TWO
FREE SONGS at LauraAinsworth.com! One is a Cole
Porter classic from the CD, the other a bonus
non-album track by Irving Berlin!
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
2005-2012 by Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth.