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Friday, 1 November 2019

I'm in the top 100

In Today's Issue

Top 100
My favourite comedian ?
Being Funny Pays
Random Joke of the Day
New Release 

Hi all,

Bit of big news today...I've just found out that this Blog has been recognised in the top 100 funny blogs on the net.

You can see the results on Feedspot.com.
Below is a link.

Thank you to Feedspot and to you my loyal readers.

My favourite comedian ?

A lot of people ask me which comedians I am a fan of. Well there are lots of course but one does stand out, Steve Delaney or rather his alter ego Count Arthur Strong.

The Count is a meticulously constructed character, a cantankerous, pedantic, mostly out of work former variety artist whose world view - of his talent, his intellect - is gloriously wide of the mark, and whose hopelessly confused syntax and malapropisms are a joy to behold.

The joke is added to by the Count’s growing confusion as he tries but fails to get even the simplest sentence out - it’s like his brain is constantly in a weird auto-incorrect mode that offers any number of alternatives to the actual word he’s searching for.

He's currently on tour, although I believe it's sold out, if you get a ticker I recommend you go see him.

If you've never heard of the Count then below I've attached a clip...enjoy.


We laugh up to 30 times more when we are in the company of others than when we are by ourselves. When they say that laughter is contagious, they were really right!

Frequent and whole-hearted laughter actually helps your body to fight off harmful diseases. By altering the levels of cortisol in your body, laughing lowers our levels of stress and fights off things that might be harmful to us.

Although we can force smiles and trick our brains into thinking we are happy, we cannot actually force laughter. You can emit something that sounds a lot like laughter, but you are not tricking your brain whatsoever (and you’re probably not tricking those around you either!)

Laughing is a pretty good workout! When you laugh, you are strengthening muscles in your face, stomach, and diaphragm. It’s no substitute for the gym, but a bit of laughter does do the body good!

Piggy-backing on doing your body good, for every fifteen minutes of solid full-body laughing you do, you can burn up to 40 calories! Dieting? Get to laughing!

Some studies have reported that laughing for at least fifteen minutes can add around 2 days to your overall lifespan. Live long and…laugh!

Not a coffee drinker? That’s okay! Laughing shortly after you wake up can have similar effects to drinking a cup of coffee. Next time you laugh right after getting up, notice how refreshing it feels.

Believe it or not, there really is a science to laughing. In fact, the science of laughing and it’s effects on the body is referred to as Gelotology.

Humans are not the only beings that laugh. Although less obvious to detect, many animals also experience something similar to laughter. Start watching out for your furry friends – turns out, they might actually be laughing at you after all.

In studies that looked at laughter in adults versus children, it was found that kids tend to laugh about three times more than adults. Think like a kid and learn to enjoy yourself a little!

The average person laughs around 13 times a day. Oddly enough, very few of those times are due to a joke or an intentional action. More often, we laugh at chance happenings or things that were never intended to be funny in the first place.

Laughing can create an instant bond between individuals. When you laugh as a group or with someone else, we feel a natural connection to those people and it can alleviate some of the social stress that being around new people might create.

Just as children laugh more than adults, surveys have shown that women tend to laugh slightly more than their male counterparts. Maybe women are really the ones with the senses of humor!

Studies show that while individuals usually rank “appearance” as very high on their list when looking for a mate, we tend to find individuals who laugh more attractive.

Laughter really is contagious. Ever wonder why television shows often play a “laugh track” after a funny moment? Even when we do not see where the source of the laughter is, simply hearing laughter can be contagious.
The Top 10 Richest Comedians in the World

10- Bill Murray- $155 million Net Worth

9 - Dan Aykroyd- $155 million Net Worth

8 - Drew Carey- $175 million Net Worth

7 - Adam Sandler- $350 million Net Worth

6 - Jay Leno- $380 million Net Worth

5 - Ellen DeGeneres- $400 million Net Worth

4 - Bill Cosby- $430 million Net Worth

3 - David Letterman- $450 million Net Worth

2 - Jerry Seinfeld- $850 

million Net Worth

1 - Larry David- $930 million Net Worth

And not to be left out, here's the UK's

10. Jack Whitehall – £1.3 million

9. Russell Howard – £4 million

8. Kevin Bridges – £4.2 million

7. Miranda Hart – £5 million

6. Jack Dee – £5.2 million

5. John Bishop – £6.3 million

4. Jimmy Carr – £12 million

3. Michael McIntyre – £21 million

2. Peter Kay – £45 million

1. Ricky Gervais – £55 million

Random Joke of the Day

I did my first stand up performance at an open mic gig last night. I was so bad, the audience set up a crowdfunding page for my retirement.

New Release...

Tales of the Unexpected.

In this book we’ll cover such subjects as -  

What happens when two retiring hitmen meet for a final dinner to talk about their past, and probably
limited future.

What’s in a name, oh he’ll tell you but you’ll wish you hadn’t asked.

Is it the love of money or is it’s moneys love for you…we follow a coin to find out.

A failing bookstore takes full advantage of a desperate situation.

And much, much more

This is the third in the highly successful ‘Tales of..’ series.
The stories enclosed are varied but all have a delightful dark pumping vein of humour and twist in the telling.

Satisfaction guaranteed.

About the Author

Neville Raper invented You Tube, has swum the channel twice and is a habitual liar.
He lives in Yorkshire, where just like the locals, he says what he likes and likes what he says.
Broadcaster, Author, blogger, Neville is an occasional stand-up, and regular sit down.

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