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
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.
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.
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.
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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