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By Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth

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For 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 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...


*  MUSIC:  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 Ainsworth... A wonderful modern interpreter of the Great American Songbook as well as thoroughly modern styles." -- Eric Harabadian, Jazz Inside  

You can find Laura and her music at her homepage LauraAinsworth.com, Facebook, Twitter, ReverbNation,
CDBaby.com, iTunes and Amazon.com.


*  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 a free trial of daily radio comedy material, we suggest you contact our friends Ron Stevens & Joy Grdnic for 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 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!


Click here to download Laura Ainsworth's "Keep It
            To Yourself" from CDBaby.com!
Laura Ainsworth's terrific debut CD Keep It To Yourself and the critically-acclaimed follow-up Necessary Evil are available at CDBaby.com, iTunes 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.

T
he 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 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." 
 
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 special alongside such stars as Gloria Gaynor, Billy Gilman, Shirley Caesar, Dee Dee Sharp and Chubby Checker.

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 in Bangalore.


"Necessary
                  Evil"


R
ead 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!













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 2005-2014 by Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth.