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Laughter Is The Best Medicine

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The late legendary comic Foster Brooks was a comic favorite from my youth in the 1970’s as one of the funniest Roast Masters on the long-running TV show “Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roasts.”  Thanks to the magic of YouTube, 18 of Foster Brooks’s appearances on the show, in roughly the order in which they were recorded are captured on this video.  The celebrity roastees are in order are Johnny Carson, Hubert Humphrey, Leo Durocher, Don Rickles, Jack Benny, George Washington, Dan Rowan & Dick Martin, Bob Hope, Telly Savalas, Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Sammy Davis, Jr., Muhammad Ali, Dean Martin with Masters of Ceremony Don Rickles, Dennis Weaver, Jack Klugman, Jimmy Stewart and Betty White.

Many of the celebrities have passed on, but their memories live on forever.  This is when you had to be funny!  There was no “shock value,” cursing and outlandish pranks for attention.  You stood up and did your thing.

Watch this video, laugh and feel better about your day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTRhKcjJHOU

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