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The Clown Prince of Platform Humor

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Acclaimed Motivational Humorist

Professional speaker, best-selling author and top-flight entertainer, Larry Wilde's unique background and lifelong stage experience enable him to connect solidly with every audience.

People respond enthusiastically to Larry's personal warmth and energizing presentations. They take away a fresh perspective and simple strategies designed to make a positive impact on their lives. He has them rolling in the aisles, learning as they laugh and loving every minute. Larry is laugh-out-loud funny.

He's given hope, joy and inspiration to millions.

No matter how colorfully he paints laughable pictures, however side-splitting or hysterical the funny stories he uses to illustrate a point, Larry's humor is always filled with warmth and kindheartedness. No wonder people everywhere treasure his heartfelt message.

The platform performances of Larry Wilde -- in addition to his books, television, stage and concert appearances -- have kept millions of people laughing for almost four decades. More than the humor, however, it is the humanity that has made him America's premier motivational humorist and earned him such enduring success.

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"America's Best-Selling Humorist"
-- The New York Times

Larry made publishing history as the author of the most popular humor series of all time. His 53 books have sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. He is a long-time contributor of funny quips to Reader's Digest. His books on the craft of being funny, Great Comedians Talk About Comedy and How The Great Comedy Writers Create Laughter are considered definitive works, and the original tapes of these interviews are housed in The Larry Wilde Collection at the Library of Congress.

Larry's most recent book, When You're Up To Your Eyeballs in Alligators, is the result of years of research, and the foundation for his highly-acclaimed motivational programs.

He Knows His Stuff

As a stand-up comedian, Larry has appeared in Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe showrooms with stars including Ann-Margret, Andy Williams, Sonny and Cher, Rosemary Clooney, Pat Boone and Debbie Reynolds. His many television credits include the Today Show, several appearances on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, as well as films and commercials.


  • National Humor Month -- to heighten public awareness of the positive power of laughter. It begins each year on (when else?) April Fool's Day.

  • The Carmel Institute of Humor -- which fosters research and discussion on the role of humor in wellness, longevity and optimum human relations.

On A Personal Note

Born in Jersey City, Larry began his business career at the age of ten, delivering newspapers, shining shoes, and selling carnations for Mother's Day. Larry is an ex-Marine and a graduate of the University of Miami. He has been married forever, shoots golf in the low 130's (for 9 holes) and was recently voted "Customer of the Year" by the Chocolate Covered Cherries Association.

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caused by excessive laughter during his presentations.


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