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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 homepage LauraAinsworth.com,
* PRINT: The humorous "reverse self-help
Hallmarks of Highly Incompetent Losers, now
available through Amazon in a newly updated Kindle and
print edition. And currently in the works, an
updated Kindle edition of Pat's cult classic, Hollywood
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PAT & LAURA?
To read the profile of Pat and Laura in the North Texan
magazine, click here. To see a larger version of
on the left, click here.
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 performed at the nationally televised awards
show special alongside such stars as Gloria Gaynor, Billy
Gilman, Shirley Caesar, Dee Dee Sharp and Chubby Checker.
In January 2015, Laura enjoyed her first tour of India and
Dubai. While there, she shot a video of the title
track of "Necessary Evil" that was accepted by VH1 and other
top music video outlets. She also recorded with
Grammy-winning world music artist and composer/producer
Ricky Kej, and he created a dance/club remix of "Necessary
Evil" that also has its own video. "Necessary Evil"
was also picked up for a North American rerelease by
American Showplace Music, label of Grammy-winning producer
Jack Kreisberg (legendary former manager of the Blue Note
jazz club and founder of Half Note Records), who will be
producing Laura's third album in his New Jersey studio,
where Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and many other major
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, keeping alive and
reinventing the great retro-jazz style music she grew up with as
the daughter of renowned big band musician, Billy
Ainsworth. For audio and video clips, rave reviews, or to
inquire about bookings, visit her home page at LauraAinsworth.com.
For live performance videos, photos and more, CLICK HERE
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
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
It includes a very funny Foreword by Presidential
candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
AVAILABLE IN A NEW UPDATED KINDLE
|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
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2005-2015 by Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth.