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The Love of Laughter

Jan 15, 2015 04:00PM ● By Cate Reynolds

Grammy nominated comedian, Tig Notaro performs at Rams Head Onstage in Annapolis on Monday, January 19th

By: Melissa Lauren

If you love to laugh, Tig Notaro and other comedians will be performing for your entertainment. Tig Notaro was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore comedy album LIVE. The album sold over 100,000 units in just 6 weeks, which is unheard of for comedy albums today. LIVE covers Notaro’s experience fighting breast cancer with a sense of humor, “I literally got diagnosed just a few days ago. And this friend of mine, she was like, oh my gosh. I’m sure you’ve heard about these funny cancer greeting cards. And I go, whoa, whoa, whoa. You’re sure I’ve heard about funny cancer greeting cards? I was like, I just got diagnosed. I didn’t just go out and learn all about the subculture and start buying knickknacks. I don’t know about the funny cancer greeting cards. I just got diagnosed. I did not think I had cancer. I’m relatively young and healthy. As embarrassing as it is to say, I thought because my chest is so small, I was like, I don’t have cancer.” Notaro made this discovery while she was appearing in the movie, In a World, written and starring actress, Lake Bell.

Louis CK is quoted as saying that LIVE is one of the best stand-up performances he ever saw. Louis CK enjoyed her routine so much, in fact that he released the album on his comedy record label, Waterloo Records. Tig Notaro co-hosts a podcast, Professor Blastoff. She tours around the world filling rooms with laughter. She has appeared on Public Radio International’s, This American Life as well as Conan. Tig has guest starred on shows such as, ABC’s Suburgatory, NBC’s The Office and Community, HBO’s The Life and Times of Tim as well as Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central. Tig Notaro has proven she is as resilient as she is funny! Notaro performs at Rams Head Onstage in Annapolis on Monday, January 19th, Doors at 7p.m., Show at 8.pm. Tickets are $25.

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Fun Factoid: Did you know laughing really is the best medicine? If you laugh 10-15 minutes a day, depending on body size and intensity of laughter, you can burn up to 50 calories a day! That’s enough calories to lose nearly 5 pounds a year!

Source: Vanderbilt University Study

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If you want to have a laugh this weekend, check out Baltimore and D.C.’s #1 best comedy venues:

Baltimore Comedy Factory, 5625 O’Donnell Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Features Iliza Shlesinger Thursday, January 15th through Saturday, January 18th. Iliza was the youngest NBC’s Last Comic Standing winner. Her hilarious comedy special, War Paint is available on Netflix and she also hosts a podcast, Truth and Iliza. Visit baltimorecomedy.com for their full schedule.

DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Features Huggy Lowdown and Chris Paul Thursday, January 15th-Saturday, January 18th. Both are stars of the DC radio scene (Tom Joyner Morning Show) who will have you cracking up with their funny take on entertainment news and gossip, ‘Redskin Remix’ song parodies, and they will serve up jokes aplenty. Visit dcimprov.com for their full schedule.

In Life and in Love it is Important to Have a Great Sense of Humor and Most Importantly, Have Fun!


What’s Up? Wedding Bridal Expo Sunday, January 18th at 1 p.m. at Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street in Annapolis
We are celebrating love at What’s Up? Wedding Bridal Expo, the premier bridal show in Annapolis this Sunday, January 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. Be Dazzled! See all the latest bridal attire in the fashion show. Be Pampered! Enjoy complimentary gourmet hors d’oeuvres and champagnes. Be Showered! Enter to win thousands in bridal door prizes. Be done! Talk with the local experts that will complete your wedding plans.

What to Expect… An afternoon packed with everything you need to make your dream wedding a reality. Chat with dozens of vendors – from salons and florists to DJs and jewelers – and check out the products and services they offer. Attend workshops and demonstrations throughout the afternoon and check out the latest trends in bridal wear during a fashion show. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and register for fabulous gifts galore!

Food and Drinks! Complimentary champagne served on arrival for all guests ages 21 and over, with delectable appetizers courtesy of Loews Annapolis Hotel, plus a cash bar.

Convenient Parking! The hotel has its own parking lot, so there’s no need to stress out over street parking in downtown Annapolis. Self-parking at the hotel costs $2. There’s also valet parking available for $8.

Tickets Are Available! Tickets can be purchased in advance online at WhatsUpMag.com for $10, or at the door for $15.

Big thanks to Guest Blogger, Becca Newell, Style Editor at What’s Up? Media! Haven't quite said "yes to the dress," yet? Check out this week's #FashionFriday blog post (located at www.whatsupmag.com/categories/towne-social) for some gown inspiration. Highlights include favorite Spring 2015 bridal wear trends, such as sheer fabrics, colorful textiles, and dramatic necklines.