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Laughter Is Good Medicine

Need A Good Laugh & Want To Reduce Stress?

March 24, 2007       Leave a Comment
By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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Korey & Jennie Gillespie of Bay City, enjoy the night's comedy show
Comedian Jeff Jena from Kentucky

The Funny Business Agency along with Lumber Barons' Charcoal Grill and Brew Pub have got the cure for relieving mental stress.

The Funny Business Agency is one of the largest agencies in the country. Lumber Barons' and Funny Business have been bringing national comedy acts to Bay City every Friday night since January.

According to Nick Yaklin, General Manager of Lumber Barons', the last comedy show for this season is Friday, March 30, 2007. Tickets are $10.00 at the door or $7.00 with a Friday night dinner receipt from Lumber Baron's. Showtime is 8:00pm.

Last Friday, the very funny, Manny Shields of Detroit, (Right) opened the nights comedy show, and got the crowd geared up for Comedian, Jeff Jena, from Kentucky.

Jena in his twenty six years as a stand-up comic has appeared on over thirty national television shows, including, The Dennis Miller show, HBO, MTV and many more. Jena is also a frequent guest on the Bob and Tom Show.

Jena said this was his first time to Bay City, he said, he got a kick out of the bridge being out, and laughed, "It's a good way to keep the people in." Jena said, whatever size his crowd, he enjoys giving the audience the best show he can.

Jena, said he was looking forward to getting a round of golf in at Bay Valley, where he was staying and then he is on to Battle Creek next.

Korey and wife Jennie Gillespie gave the show a thumbs up. Jennie, commented, she liked the good political comedy and the comedians interaction with the crowd.

Lumber Barons' Charcoal Grill & Brew Pub is located at 804 East Midland Street, on the West Side of Bay City. For more information on Friday's show, call 989-891-0100.
Laughter is a healing activity and according to Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet, Family and Consumer Sciences, laughter and humor are two powerful tools, helping people cope and get through threatening situations. Looking at life's situations with a sense of humor and laughter provides perspective and helps keep things in balance when life seems unfair. Humor and laughter are a source of power, healing, and survival.

Laughter is good for your heart and according to a New University of Maryland Medical Center study laughter, along with an active sense of humor, may help protect you against a heart attack, according to a new study by cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The study, is the first to indicate that laughter may help prevent heart disease, The researchers found that people with heart disease were 40 percent less likely to laugh in a variety of situations compared to people of the same age without heart disease.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" (Proverbs 17:22, NIV).

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