How Comedy Keynotes and Joan Rivers Changed My Life

How Comedy Keynotes and Joan Rivers Changed My Life

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How Comedy, Keynotes and Joan Rivers Changed My Life

I was honored when fellow comedian and writer Brandy Ford recently asked me to write an article for her brand-new magazine.

I asked her what the magazine would be about?
She said she wanted to have a focus on strong female role models, inspirations and motivational queens.
I don’t know if I fit the bill for any of those things but I can tell you a story about one of the greatest interviews and evenings of my life and how I got there.
If this inspires someone to live their dreams to the max, then that is truly a bonus.
At the very least, I hope this is a good story.

One of the greatest gifts that my parents gave my two sisters and I was a sense of humour.
They were both funny people.
However, as funny as they were, they were also very strict.
By the time my sisters and I reached ten years old, they started interrogating us about what we were going to do with the rest of our lives. Oh yeah, they were super old school.

My two sisters said that they wanted to be teachers.
I said I wanted to be a veterinarian.
Unfortunately, during my second year of university, 70 percent of my fruit flies and 60 percent of my final mark flew out of the biology class window.
I was devastated.
I went home that night, threw myself on the living room carpet and bawled my eyes out.
In the background, the tv was on. A comedian named Joan Rivers was doing stand-up comedy.
That’s when a lightbulb went off for me. Stand-up comedy- what a great idea!
Even though I didn’t have any prior experience (minor detail), I loaded up my car and drove down from Calgary to the states for three months.

I got on open mic comedy nights in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and every city along the west coast in between.
When I came back to Calgary, I packed up my car once again and moved to Toronto.
I started doing stand- up comedy at Yuk Yuks. I was one of five female comics in the country at the time doing stand- up full time.

After about seven years of full-time comedy, I decided that I should probably have another side hustle – just in case.
I enrolled in a radio course at Humber College in Toronto.
What I lacked in radio experience, I made up for in comedic experience.
This experience led to co-hosting radio gigs in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Los Angeles.
I never stopped doing stand- up comedy in the meantime. I always did both. Radio by morning and stand-up comedy by night.

It was when I was working in Toronto in 2011 when I was approached by Howard Szigeti of Unique Lives who asked me if I would like to host an evening with Joan Rivers at Roy Thomson Hall?
Would I???

As I chatted with Joan on stage, the whole time I couldn’t stop thinking about that fateful night so many years ago when I was crying in front of the tv set. On the same night that my dream of becoming a veterinarian ended, Joan Rivers inspired a new dream for me and I never looked back.

Stand-up comedy led to morning radio which led to corporate motivational speaking, A Tedx talk and teaching stand-up comedy at Second City. I even got to ‘how to’ book about stand-up comedy based on my experiences with my wonderful Second City students.

I got to do everything that I wanted to do in life so I decided to give a little bit back and donate my time to various charities including a local group that helps Toronto’s homeless and most vulnerable called City Street Outreach. This is an amazing organization started by an earth angel by the name of Alex Smirnus and his wonderful wife, Grace.

So, in closing, here is the advice that I would like to offer to any tear-filled teenager who feels like their dream is over– don’t treat your obstacle as a stop sign…treat it as a merge. Maybe you’re supposed to do something slightly or completely different and that’s okay!

Who knows? Maybe one day, you’ll get to meet your Joan Rivers.

I sure wish Ms. Rivers was around today to make us laugh at a time when the world seems to need her humour the most. 

By the way, for any aspiring comedians and/or Joan Rivers fans, here are seven things that I learned from Joan during our interview together May 18th 2011 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Until next time folks, Laugh Long and Prosper!

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Lost at the Smithsonian | Phyllis Diller| The Magic of Believing Book

Lost at the Smithsonian | Phyllis Diller| The Magic of Believing Book

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Lost at the Smithsonian, Phyllis Diller and a book called, The Magic of Believing.

Recently, I listened to an interesting podcast called Lost at The Smithsonian hosted by Aassif Mandvi.

Aassif used to be a regular contributor to The Daily Show.

Of course, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex. With museums in New York, Virginia but mainly Washington DC-this institution houses over 155 million different items in its collection of artifacts, works of art and natural science specimens.

It’s the home to everything including a 3.5-billion-year-old fossil, the space shuttle Discovery, Dorothy’s ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz, ancient Chinese bronze and presidential paintings – just to name a few items.

Aassif takes a look at some of the more bizarre objects.

He has taken some fun and funny items that have also achieved iconic status in their own way. For example, the silver suits that the Bee Gees wore during the disco era and Saturday Night Fever, Edith and Archie’s old living room chairs from All in The Family, Pele’s #10 soccer jersey and comedian Phyllis Diller’s old joke files. Now, as a fellow comedian, I found this particularly fascinating. Phyllis had over 52,000 jokes contained in a big steel cabinet. In total, there are tens of thousands of index cards categorized by subject and filed in forty-eight drawers.

Grant it, there are a lot of folks who don’t even know who Phyllis Diller was but she was a legendary comedian who paved the path for many female comics after her including; Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr, Rita Rudner and Ellen DeGeneres- just to name a few.

She was a comedian, actress, author, musician (she was a professional pianist) and she also did a ton of voice over work. Her trademark voice and cackle can be heard as the Queen in A Bug’s Life, Granny Neutron in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Thelma Griffin in Family Guy.

Phyllis Diller was one of the originals. Barbra Streisand was once HER opening act.

Diller’s jokes stood out on their own. Critics might think that her style was out of date, improper, rude or too self-deprecating but Phyllis got into the business at a time when there weren’t even any other female comics to share horror stories with!

There was no comedy how-to manual. She dressed up in tiny boots, gloves, outlandish wigs and smoked a fake cigarette just because she thought that’s what her ‘character’ should do.

The majority of cities, back then, didn’t even have comedy clubs. Comedians like Joan Rivers and Phyllis Diller has to try out their comedy at strip clubs. They would emcee before the dancers came on. Can you imagine how tough that audience was? Patrons didn’t want to see a woman unless she was taking her clothes off. The rapid machine gun set up and punchline delivery was the only way comedians survived on those stages.

Here are a few of Phyllis’s one-liners:

‘My photographs don’t do me justice. They look just like me.’

‘Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room.’

‘When God was handing out chins, I thought he said gin. I said, ‘make mine a double.’

What I didn’t know about Ms.Diller is that she had a pretty rough upbringing.

She was married a number of times. She had five children. One of them had special needs.

At one point, Phyllis and her husband and their five kids were living out of shopping bags as they moved from one location to the next.

Her husband told her that she should try her hand at stand-up comedy because everyone told her that she was a funny person. Can you imagine getting into stand-up comedy because you needed to support your homeless family?

But Phyllis was funny. She quickly rose through the ranks and started to play big rooms and guest starred on sitcoms and game shows.

Many female comedians today owe Phyllis Diller a giant thank you for kicking the doors wide open.

As I mentioned earlier, Phyllis had a tough start in the beginning but one of things that inspired and kept her going was a book that she read over and over again for two years called; “The Magic of Believing” by author Claude Bristol.

Bristol lived between 1891-1951. He worked for nearly forty years as a newspaper reporter and editor. After serving in the first world war, he became an advocate for the rights of veterans, who he believed could better attain success in civilian life by harnessing the powers of the mind. Here’s one of his quotes:

You are the product of your own thoughts. What you believe yourself to be, you are.” “Thought attracts that upon which it is directed.” “Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.

Nowadays, we might categorize him as just another ‘positive thinking’ guru but back then he was one of the original writers and thinkers! And yes, comedian Phyllis Diller attributed many of her successes to his philosophies. Angela Lansbury was another celebrity who touted the teachings of Claude Bristol.

Whether it was self-motivation, grit, determination, a positive attitude or pure raw talent,

Phyllis Diller achieved fame and fortune at a time that was unheard of.

‘I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.’

‘I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away.’

She broke the mold and laughed and cackled all the way to the bank.

Thank you, Phyllis, for showing so many female comics the way!

If you would like to catch up on any of my other Laugh Long and Prosper episodes, voted one of the best podcasts of 2021 in Canada by CTV, check me out.

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Humour and Grief -Comedy and Tragedy

Humour and Grief -Comedy and Tragedy

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In this particular blog, I wanted to write the constantly reoccurring connection between humour and grief -comedy and tragedy.

Author Steven King once stated that humour and fear are closely related in our brain.

For example, tens of thousands of years ago, the cavemen and the cave women would freak out when they heard a scary noise outside the cave. But then when a little animal jumped by, everybody laughed out of relief. Even since the beginning of time, laughter has been one of the ways that our brain tries to cope or make sense of something that scares or confuses us.

When it comes to making sense of the unknown, Monty Python’s Eric Idle has a similar theory. He says, “Life doesn’t make any sense, and we all pretend it does. Comedy’s job is to point out that it doesn’t make sense, and that it doesn’t make much difference anyway.”

I am chatting about humour, tragedy and grief today because I want to explain why I’ve been missing from social media for close to four months. I have still been doing my live presentations of Relieving Work-Related Stress with Humour because I am lucky enough to have good people around me who keep me working. However, I’ve let my blogs, podcasts and social media slide for the most part.

Last May, my dad suddenly passed away.

It was a shock to everyone who knew him. He was indeed eighty-six years old but he was still active. The week before, I golfed with him. The night before, we had dinner at my sister’s place.

I miss him every day. My dad and I were good friends.
In terms of parents, my two sisters and I won the lottery. We hit the jackpot when it came to scoring an amazing mother and father. They were our parents but they were also our friends.

My mom passed away three years ago after a long battle with osteoarthritis. She was in a lot of pain, especially during the last year. She spent the last six months of her life in the hospital with a good part of that in palliative care. My sisters, my dad, Flo (her superhero caregiver) and myself took turns visiting her. Every day she had someone by her side.

Did you know that dogs are allowed to visit palliative care?

When I visited my mom, I always took my dog, Barnie. At first, I didn’t know this was an option. A good friend of mine who is a doctor told me to look into it. All I needed to do was present the paperwork showing that Barnie had all of his shots. Also, if you bring a dog to palliative care, it should always be on a leash and obviously, have a calm, quiet disposition. There is A LOT of sitting around. So, if your dog is this type of a dog, I would highly recommend it. It’s a welcome relief to many other patients, visitors, staff, etc.

Barnie did what dogs do best – he was just present. He’s not particularly smart, he doesn’t do tricks, he doesn’t have a degree, but he just loves people. If they want to give him a pat or a scratch, even better.

During those six months, we sat by my mom’s side for many hours.

My dad was there every day. He insisted on taking the evening shift.

It was a lot of stress on all of us but especially for my dad. So much so that he suffered a minor heart attack during that time. In fact, he ended up down the hospital hallway from my mother for a couple of weeks. They ‘celebrated’ their last anniversary together – in the hospital.

So yes, there has been a lot of stuff going on over the last few years.

Everybody has their own challenge in life to deal with but as my comedic friend, Larry Horowitz, says;

Everyone has their private hell but I wouldn’t trade mine for anyone else’s.”

As comedians, we tend to be fun and funny on the outside, especially when things go dark. We use humour as a coping mechanism.

As author Erma Bombeck once said, There a thin line that separates laughter and pain. Comedy and tragedy. Humour and hurt. That is definitely true. I will tell you comedians are the first people to make a joke when things go off the tracks.”

Two Canadian comedians died recently of cancer – Tim Steeves and Alan Park. I worked with both of them over the years. Great guys. They didn’t deserve to die with so much more love and laughter left to give. At their memorials, many comedians spoke. What would normally be a sad event quickly turned into a roomful of laughter. It was almost a roast. It was all meant out of love but again, that’s how comedians cope. When everyone else is crying, we find the joke. Life is too sad and almost senseless without humour. Your friends are dead from cancer. Two months ago, they were helping you write a punchline. RIP Alan and Tim.

In honouring the humour of my friends and family who have passed, I promise to keep laughing and keep moving forward, especially during times of fear and/or sadness. Not only for myself but also for those around me. I promise to bring the ‘haha back to my podcasts, blogs, vlogs, presentations, etc. as I try to use this gift to stay on course.

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Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

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In this particular blog, I wanted to write about vibrations…good vibrations. Not Beach Boys vibrations but the kind of good vibrations that got scientists like Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla excited.

What if I told you that both Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla, two of the biggest All-stars of the science world, were all about good vibrations?

Albert Einstein said, “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”

Nikola Tesla, inventor, electrical and mechanical engineer and futurist stated, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

Scientific American published a great article entitled The Hippies Were Right: It’s All About Vibrations Man.

This incredibly interesting article suggests that over the past decade we have developed a resonance theory of consciousness.

By the way, resonance is just another word for synchronized vibrations.

Everything in the universe, including our planet, is made of smaller components like electrons, protons, quarks, etc. No matter how small that unit is, it vibrates.

Science tells us that when two vibrating objects come within proximity of each other, they start to vibrate at a similar frequency. In other words, everything is affected and influenced by vibrations.

You have probably experienced this phenomenon.

You step into a room and immediately are drawn to or feel the urge to avoid certain people.

Even though you may not have the words to describe it, their vibration or frequency turns you on or off. We consciously and subconsciously make these decisions every day.

That’s why it is so important to tune into the people, places and things that resonate with you because there is physically a connection, through vibrations. 

The article also suggests that there are six fantastic techniques that you can use to raise your own frequency and vibration to continue to attract good into your life! You are probably doing some of these things already. The good news is they are all pretty basic and easy. The practices are as follows: positive thoughts, gratitude, love, generosity, meditation and forgiveness. 

Cold hard scientific facts backed up by heavy hitters like Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla prove that good vibrations are not just for the hippies!

On a parting note, here are a few more quotes on the subject of frequency to keep you thinking and vibrating!

“We are slowed down light and sound waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos. We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music.” –Albert Einstein

“Future medicine will be the medicine of frequencies.”  –Albert Einstein

“Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.” –Beach Boys

Okay, that last one is really just for me.

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101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think Part Two

101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think Part Two

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I want to continue covering a shelf help book that is I mentioned in last month’s blog.
It’s called
101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think, by Brianna Wiest. 

This book is getting a lot of traction. Not every chapter might grab you but personally, I think there is enough stuff in here to peak a lot of people’s interest. Also, I’ve certainly heard some of the messages in this book echoed before by other authors, but sometimes a takeaway can be worded a little differently in order to resonate.

My last blog mentioned some of my favorite chapters from the book including;

Chapter 1: Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You from Having the Life You Want.

Chapter 14: Expectations You Must Let Go of In Your 20s.

Chapter 15: Read This If You Don’t Know What You Are Doing with Your Life.

For this month’s blog, I would like to review another stand out chapter – Chapter 2: The Psychology of Daily Routine.

Now, anybody who knows me knows that I LOVE routine. I don’t know how I would have survived all these years without my daily habits, especially during Covid.
I’m also in a business that does not have a 9-5 structure. So, for me, a semblance of routine not only helps to keep the squirrels out of my head but over the years, it has turned me into a mentally, physically, emotionally and financially happy person.

Needless to say, I could really relate to this chapter. I hope it speaks to you, as well.
Here are seven of my favorite quotes from The Psychology of Daily Routine:

#1
The most successful people in history—the ones many refer to as “geniuses” in their fields, masters of their crafts—had one thing in common, other than talent: Most adhered to rigid (and specific) routines.

#2
As children, routine gives us a feeling of safety. As adults, it gives us the feeling of purpose.

#3
Get a plan, because plans fix problems. Mentally strong people are planners. They think ahead. They prepare. They do what’s best for the long-term outcome. You might think that this disconnects them from the moment, but the opposite is true. Worrying disconnects you from the moment. Overthinking disconnects you from the moment. When you are consistently sidelined from your own anxiety, it’s because you don’t have a plan regarding the thing that’s making you scared.

#4
If you want to change your life, you need to make tiny, nearly undetectable decisions every hour of every day until those choices are habituated.

#5
As your body self-regulates, routine becomes the pathway to flow.

#6
Instead of perfection, focus on progress. Instead of having something done perfectly, focus on just getting it done. From there, you can edit, build, grow, and develop it to exactly what your vision is. But if you don’t get started, you’ll never arrive.

#7
Lack of routine is just a breeding ground for perpetual procrastination.

‘Perpetual procrastination’! Isn’t that the truth??? The funny thing is, as I write this review, I’m actually procrastinating about working on my taxes! So, I better get back to them. However, as I’ve stated before, 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think by Brianna Weist is a wonderful read! The short, bullet point -style chapters are not everyone’s cup of tea but of course, being a routine-get-to-the-point person, I love that. I hope that you give it a read.

By the way, if you would like to catch this particular podcast or any of my other Laugh Long and Prosper episodes, voted by CTV as one of the best podcasts of 2021 in Canada, check out ‘Judy Croon’ on most of your streaming sources.

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101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think, by Brianna Wiest

101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think, by Brianna Wiest

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Recently, I read a book that is getting a lot of traction. It’s called 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think, by Brianna Wiest. 

If the title itself doesn’t sound enticing enough, check out the titles of some of the chapters.

I challenge you -how can you not turn the page?

Chapter 1: Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You from Having the Life You Want. 

What??? Where has this been all my life?

Chapter 14: Expectations You Must Let Go of In Your 20s.

 Wow, I can’t wait until I turn twenty to read this chapter!

Chapter 15: Read This If You Don’t Know What You Are Doing with Your Life.

Honestly, do they have a camera in my house?

Chapter 21: 102 Ways to Not Let Irrational Thoughts Ruin Your Life.

Only 102? What do I do about the other eight thousand thoughts in my head?

Chapter 28: Questions That Will Show You Who You Are and What You’re Meant to Do.

Finally, someone gets it! That I am meant to be a supermodel. Okay, a Buffalo supermodel but still!

Chapter 49: How To (Actually) Change Your Life This Year.

Oh, good. I still have a lot of time left because, you know, I’m only twenty years-old. 

Anyway, as the title of the book suggests, there are one hundred and one chapters. 

A quick side note though.  Not all of the chapters are written in a typical essay format. Many chapters are written using a bullet style format. Personally, I like this because I have the attention span of a goldfish or worse, Donald Trump. 

By the way, the chapters are not meant to be read in any particular order. That means you can jump back and forth or read whatever speaks to you on a particular day. 

Regarding content, not every chapter might grab you but personally, I think there is enough stuff in here to peak a lot of people’s interest.  Also, I’ve certainly heard some of the messages in this book echoed before by other authors, but sometimes a takeaway can be worded a little differently in order to resonate. 

So, here is a sampling of my favourite takeaways:

More is not better. Happiness is not experiencing something else; it’s continually experiencing what you already have in new and different ways.’ (p. 18)

The fact is the way to change your life is to change the way you think, and the way to change the way you think is to change what you read. (p. 74)

You cannot be whatever you want, but if you work hard and don’t give up and happen to be born to circumstances that facilitate it, you can maybe do something that crosses your abilities with your interests. And if you’re really smart, you’ll figure out how to be grateful for it, even on the difficult days. (p. 78)

The author also has some fun chapter topics. 

For example, Experiences We Don’t Have English Words for Yet.

Wiest goes on to describe those experiences. 

“What is the word or words forThe frustration you feel when somebody is mad or upset over completely false things that they’ve made up in their mind, a complete lack of understanding on a situation?’”

Okay, I would like to interject here Brianna Wiest. I’ve got this one. It’s called Tuesday!

All joking aside, I found 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think an uplifting combination of ideas, philosophies and life hacks. 

I really enjoyed reading it. It’s one of those dog-eared books that I think I will have for a long time.

The title is very catchy and the chapters are even catchier.

It’s like the movie The Godfather – just as you try to put the book down, it pulls you back in!

But isn’t that what a good book is supposed to do?

I would like to leave you with two last feel-good quotes from Wiest that fall along the lines of the Golden Rule. Quite frankly, I don’t think we can be reminded enough. 

“How you treat others is how you will be remembered.”

Start appreciating how rare and beautiful it is to even just have one close friend in life. Not everybody is so lucky.”

Well said, Brianna. 

If you like to catch on this particular podcast on any of my other Laugh Long and Prosper episodes, voted by CTV as one of the best podcasts of 2021 in Canada, check me out!  Judy Croon on most of your streaming sources. 

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