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Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Humor

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HUMOR AND LAUGHTER

Chuckle The Clown

Chuckle The Clown

Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use

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Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A., Gina Kemp, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. Last updated: November 2012.

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Live Crocodile To Star In Punch And Judy Show

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A live crocodile is to star in a Punch and Judy Show. It’s one mans attempt to pull back audiences and revive his own fortunes at the same time.

Punch and Judy is dull and lack lustre compared to the all action video games which children enjoy these days but things are about to change!

Professor Ron Wood from Richmond North Yorkshire has acquired a twelve foot long African crocodile. He keeps the animal, called Smiley because of his constant grin, in a specially constructed pen in his back garden and only brings him out on show days.

So far the croc has proved extremely popular and there has only been one embarrassing incident when Smiley escaped during rehearsals and tried to eat a small child. In his defence it was lunch time.

Professor Wood said that he was not in favour of this kind of behaviour. The role of the crocodile was to entertain the children and not eat them.

There have been a number of complaints from children’s entertainers up and down the country because the crocodile is not a member of Equity and has had no proper training in the performing arts.

Professor Wood says that he came up with his snappy idea whilst watching Supernanny on TV. He thought that using a live crocodile might be a great way to attract audiences whilst also keeping any potentially naughty children under control.

He is confident that Smiley will put some real bite back into the show.

Bookings can be made only on 1st April 2011.

 

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Kids Say The Funniest Things

I was performing a puppet show to a group of ninety five year olds. The audience were captivated. The story is set in a fairy castle and we had just got to the part where the children had helped to frighten away the villain. There was great excitement, clapping and cheering because the baddy had been chased away forever.

Ron narrating the puppet show

Ron narrates the puppet show

At this point I as the narrator came out front and commended the children for doing such a good job. I then said very dramatically¬† ” Wait!”

There was complete silence. You could have heard a pin drop.

“How are we going to let Princess know what’s happened?” I exclaimed, holding my hands outstretched and making a puzzled expression.

There was a pause and then a little boy sitting right at the back shouted “Why don’t you ring her on your mobile phone!”

Every adult in the room burst out laughing it was wonderful. A perfectly reasonable response but entirely out of context. Kids are amazing.

 

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Magic And Monkey Business At Hartlepool Rovers

The term “monkey business” means fooling around or mischief and some might say that my children’s Magic Show has lots of monkeying around in it, mainly at the expense of my good self of course.

It was a pleasure to be invited to entertain children at Hartlepool Rovers Rugby Club. The Magic Show went really well and I couldn’t help noticing various references to “monkey business” in some of the pictures and exhibits on display in the clubhouse.

There is a very well known story going back to the Napoleonic Wars when a monkey which had fallen from a passing ship was washed ashore on the beach in Hartlepool. The local people were convinced that the monkey was a French spy and it was summarily hanged.

The story of the monkey has become a long standing joke and Hartlepool folk are sometimes¬† referred to as “monkey hangers” just as those from Redcar are called “sand scratchers” and those from Skelton or Brotton might be called ” Wolleybacks”

I like the story about the monkey. I’m sure it’s pure fiction and if I lived in Hartlepool I’d probably make the most of it. I’m sure it would earn me a pint or two in my travels.

There is a great tradition of rugby in Hartlepool and I am told there are currently five rugby clubs although I only know the names of three of them. Can anyone give me the full list?

As an ex rugby player myself I found it interesting looking at the clubs trophies and memorobilia.

I am looking forward to my next visit to Hartlepool. If you know any one looking for children’s entertainment with plenty of monkey business give me a call:

Go to the web site Jolly Good Productions, or call me by telephone : Tel 01748 821621

Hartlepool Rovers Trophies

Hartlepool Rovers Memorabilia

Hartlepol Rovers Trophies

Hartlepol Rovers Caps

Hartlepool Rovers Memorabilia

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The Hartlepool Rovers Club House

Hartlepool Rovers Club House

The pitch

The Pitch

Mr Punch | Breaking News!

Following the announcement yesterday that there is to be a General Election it has become known that one of our most famous comedy characters, Mr Punch, is considering running for office.

” Well The Ouse of Commons is like a Punch and Judy show most of the time so I shoulds fit right in. I don’t go much for kissing babies as you all know but the people of this country want straight talking and I don’t mess about. I believe in democracy and anyone who argues with me knows what they will get. I plan to drastically shorten the time taken to make decisions and put an end to lengthy debates. A few quick taps with my slapstick will soon sort things out. I’m a very fair man and what happened to Judy, The Policeman and the Doctor were all honest mistakes like any other MP could make like with their expenses and stuff like that. It was all within the rules! ”

When asked about transparency he replied:

” Of course there should be transparency. The voters don’t want a Parliament full of dodgy people who are lining their own pockets and saying one thing whilst doing something else. Look at my face. Do I look honest? Can you see any mischief in my eyes? Go on take a good look. Now compare me to Gordon, Dave or Nick. You see, we’re all the same. You can trust me just as much as you can trust them…honest! ”

Punch’s view on the voting system.

” Well I don’t agree with proportional representation as I am much smaller than everyone else, being just a puppet, so obviously my votes would be less. I would however change the system so that I got to count all the votes myself. This would be much easier than going through the hassle of boundary changes to rig the voting in favour of one party or another. The only way to be sure of winning is to do it all yourself and like I said before I believe in democracy and so I’d have to make sure people got the PM they really want…ME! ”

Punch’s opinion of “Red Tape”

” I don’t like red tape. There is far too much of it. My costume is mainly red and I’m sick of that too. I’ve been out on the hustings and folk are grumbling about the sheer amount of red tape we have to put up with. It makes me wonder if some cabinet minister has an undisclosed interest in a red tape company somewhere. My first act as Prime Minister would be to abolish all red tape. If you vote for me you will be voting for change. I promise there will be no more red tape. It will be either blue, yellow or green instead or possibly some kind of combination ”

Asked about other reforms he had in mind.

” It will be illegal to own a crocodile as they are nasty vicious creatures and I don’t like having my nose bitten. Also the laws on sausages need tightening up”

Gordon Brown can rely on Lord Mandelson to orchestrate his election campaign. Do you have a figure of similar competence and stature to run things for you.

” Yes, Joey the Clown is my number two. I’m confident that Joey will soon have the voters falling about laughing equally as much as Peter Mandelson or any of the other big shots. Joey knows how to tell a good porky so I’m leaving it up to him ”

What is your campaign slogan?

” I’ve chosen Oh I do like to be beside the seaside because it has a nice catchy tune that voters can sing along to and it doesn’t really mean anything because what I say I’m going to do and what I do once I’m PM will be different anyway…That’s The way to do it! ”

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Knock, Knock, who’s there?

Knock, Knock, Jokes for kids

Knock, knock,

Who’s there?

Plato,

Plato who?

Plato fish and chips.

Knock, knock,

Who’s there?

Felix,

Felix who?

Felix-cited all over.

Knock, knock,

Who’s there?

Myth,

Myth who?

Myth you too.

Knock, knock,

Who’s there,

Lucy,

Lucy who?

Lucy lastic makes your pants fall down.

Knock, knock,

Who’s there?

Police,

Police who?

Police open the door.

Knock, knock,

Who’s there?

Roland,

Roland who?

Roland stone gathers no moss.

Knock, knock,

Who’s there?

Yoga,

Yoga who?

Yoga what it takes.

Knock, knock,

Who’s there?

Utica,

Utica who?

Utica high road and I’ll take the low road.

Knock, knock,

Who’s there?

Barbara,

Barbara who?

Barabara black sheep, have you any wool.

Can you add any more to the list?