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241 – Punch Up Your Presentations with Comedian Larry Bloom of Funnier By The Lake Comedy
Episode 24118th November 2019 • Gift Biz Unwrapped • Sue Monhait
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Larry of Funnier By The Lake has been writing jokes and making people laugh his entire life. Growing up north of Chicago, in Wilmette, Illinois, what interest and talent Larry lacked in sports, he made up for with a passion for stand up comedians, and characters from movies and television, of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Larry was a remarkably horrible high school and college student, and he often says that if those years were a book, it would be titled, Fear and Loathing on Campus. Larry’s stand-up comedy springs from a lifetime of experiences and a view of the world seen through a comedian’s filter, in which humor can be found in everything and nothing is off-limits — unless it’s not funny. He can be seen performing on stage throughout the Chicago area. Through Funnier By The Lake Comedy, Larry has made it his mission to bring live comedy to the North Shore.

Business Building Insights

  • Play with what you’ve got to survive.
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  • When you’re talking to potential customers, catch their response in facial cues and adjust your message accordingly.
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Thanks! Sue