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The Comedy Wire

By Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth

"We wade through all the garbage and mock it, so you won't have to!"


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For 20 years, Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth's
Comedy Wire
was the secret weapon of top-rated, award-winning radio DJs and talk show hosts worldwide!


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 Huckabee Show." 

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 ronstevens@allstarradio.com  Tell him Pat & Laura sent you!  He'll cut you a great deal! 






WHO ARE PAT & LAURA? 



North Texan article on 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 here.

To see two Yahoo Health interviews with Laura,
click here and here!


To read samples of past Comedy Wires, click here!
 




CURRENT PROJECTS

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 out below...






LAURA'S SMASH DEBUT ALBUM!



Click here to download Laura Ainsworth's "Keep It
            To Yourself" from CDBaby.com!
Laura Ainsworth's terrific debut CD, "Keep It To Yourself," is now available at CDBaby, iTunes 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!





Laura's Live Shows!

 
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 worldwide.   Her live 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- Loop 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 written."   

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 another.

For info on booking
or seeing either show, visit LauraAinsworth.com.  
 
CLICK HERE to join Laura's FACEBOOK Fan Page!

Follow Laura 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 one-liners.
 

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:



Click here for more info and payment options and to read excerpts
 
Pat also does a very funny live presentation on the Nine Hallmarks of Losers for corporate, civic and charity groups.   To see live video and find out how to book him as your speaker, click here!


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 satisfying."
 

-- 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!

To read 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
 
 




 Rosey, the handicapable cockatiel, the late
 beloved mascot of the Comedy Wire.
 To learn her story, click on her photo.


  




CONTACTS
 
Write to Pat Reeder at Pat@comedy-wire.com

Write to 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.