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Comedy Wire Inc.
to Comedy Wire Inc., the umbrella corporation
encompassing all projects by husband-and-wife
writing/creative team, Pat Reeder & Laura
Wire story began when writer/voice/producer/major market DJ
Pat Reeder left his position as head writer of the Morning
Punch syndicated radio prep service, which under his tenure
was honored in a trade magazine survey as the Best Daily
Scripted Prep Service in the industry. He and his top
freelance writer Laura Ainsworth launched their own daily
radio news/humor/commentary service, The Comedy Wire,
originally syndicated by MPT Productions, and later Mike
King Productions. The Comedy Wire was used by top
radio DJs and talk show hosts worldwide, and was hailed for
its extreme topicality, the accuracy of its capsule news
features and the biting wit of its punchlines. Clients
were more likely to compare it to the Daily Show or
Jay Leno's monologues than to other radio prep
services. Because it offered subscriber
confidentiality, we can't name its clients, but they
stretched across the political spectrum and around the
world, including one morning show that was chosen as the
best in its format two years in a row in a major,
network-televised award program.
The Comedy Wire radio service ceased
publication in 2012 when Pat and Laura became too busy with
other projects, including books, public appearances and
contributing to Cumulus Media's Mike Huckabee Show
and The Huckabee Report, the most popular short-form
feature in radio, heard three times daily on up to 600
Today, Comedy Wire Inc. is the blanket
organization handling all of Pat and Laura's projects,
which encompass news, humor and commentary writing; radio
commercials (their work has appeared on the RAB's "Best of
the Month" sampler); corporate communications and training
programs for such companies as Sylvania and Southwestern
Bell; music production; live speeches and performances;
research, fact-checking, creative consulting and editing
services. They produce music CDs through their indie
label Eclectus Records; write and publish their own books
and ebooks (Nine
Hallmarks of Highly Incompetent Losers, Hollywood
Best of the Comedy Wire and the humorous
military memoir, The
Snakebite & Stonefinger); and work on
contract for a number of clients, including New York
Times bestselling authors, comedians, political
figures and others.
In addition to his work as a
writer/researcher and humorist, Pat is an
acclaimed public speaker who has appeared
before many audiences, from the Texas
Optimists' Club state convention to the
Northup Grumman National Accounting
Seminar. His humorous
"reverse self-help book," Nine
Hallmarks of Highly Incompetent Losers,
is now available through Amazon in a newly
updated Kindle and print edition. Coming
soon, an expanded and updated Kindle edition
of Pat and George Gimarc's cult classic, Hollywood
Contact Pat at email@example.com
LAURA AINSWORTH: Aside from being an ITVA
Golden Reel Award-winning writer for her corporate
training programs, Laura
is also a second generation musical prodigy
whose serious recordings and live shows feature
her stunning three-octave voice and
critically-acclaimed retro jazz style.
can keep all those
only one for me is
A wonderful modern
interpreter of the
Songbook as well
modern styles." -- Eric
currently working on her third album,
executive-produced by Jack Kreisberg, Grammy-winning
producer and founder of the legendary Half Note jazz
label. She also recently performed as part of
Records India Tour and WOA International Music
Festival Goa and Dubai. You
can hear her music and learn more at her homepage LauraAinsworth.com,
or on Facebook,
Contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org
inquiries or booking or work requests, email or phone (972) 263-3381
In addition to their daily writing
for top-rated national radio shows, Pat & Laura have
projects we know you'll enjoy, from music to books to
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 three-time nominee for the Artist Music Guild Heritage
Award for Female Vocalist of the Year and 2014
Mainstream Artist of the Year nominee, Laura performed at
the nationally televised awards show 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 as part of the WOA
Records India Tour and WOA International Music Festival
Goa and Dubai. While in India, 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 stars record.
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
Books & Speeches
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.
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!
handicapable cockatiel, the late
beloved mascot of the Comedy Wire.
To learn her story, click on her photo.
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2005-2015 by Pat Reeder & Laura Ainsworth.