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World Renowned Humorists Will Speak and Entertain During Doo Dah Weekend

Laughter, learning and commonsense of humor will abound when Dr. Joel Goodman and Margie Ingram return here for the sixth time to entertain and enlighten audiences during the City's 25th annual Doo Dah weekend.

Co-Directors of the Humor Project, Inc. of Saratoga Springs, New York, the Delightful Duo will present a pleasantly informative program 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Fri., April 16 at Wesley Manor, 22nd and Bay Ave.

The program is free thanks to a grant by the Ocean City Public Library. Reservations are requested. Call 609-525-9300.

"Humor Prevents Hardening of the Attitudes: Tickle Stress Before it Tackles You," is the tack the couple will take during their Doo Dah presentation.

Using an entertaining combination of humorous examples and inter active fun, Margie and Joel will invite the audience to strengthen its sense of humor. They will illustrate how humor can benefit body, mind and spirit and how to develop a comic vision that will lead to a healthier, more fulfilling life.

"Seven days without laughter make one weak," notes Joel and Margie explain the secrets of H.A.H.A.- Healthy Aging Humorous Aging at any age or stage of life.

Founder of the Humor Project, Goodman is the author of eight "jest-selling" books and a popular speaker who has touched and tickled the lives of over 3 million people throughout the U.S. and abroad during the past 33 years. After his recent program in the Antarctica, he became one of only two professional speakers in the world to present on all seven continents.

Along with Willard Scott and Meadowlark Lemon, Joel received the prestigious Lifetime of Laughter Award. His pioneering work as the first full-time humor educator in the world has been featured in more than 5,000 radio and TV shows, newspapers and magazines in over 150 countries including the front page of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Journal of the American Medical Assn., the Daily Show with John Stewart and many more. Margie Ingram is coordinator of the Humor Project's 53rd Annual Conference on "The Positive Power of Humor and Creativity," June 11-13 where she will be presenting "Life Coaching and Life Make -Overs: Moving Through Transitions with Intention, Grace and Humor." This conference attracts over 21,000 attendees from 50 states and six continents.

Margie is a pioneer in the fields of stress management and the humor-resilience connection. She is also a popular life coach with clients from coast to coast. She has been an acclaimed speaker and workshop leader for 37 years in the U.S. and abroad. Her practical, empowering presentations include such topics as "Taking Your Job Seriously and Yourself Lightly," "Aging Well" and "Developing Your Comic Vision."

Margie has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Reed Foundation and the Prevention Council and the Hometown Award in Saratoga Springs. Both she and Joel Goodman will receive Doo Dah's Golden Hotdog Award after the Parade on April 17. The Humor Project sponsors international humor conferences,offers a world class speakers bureau, operates the HUMOResources on-line and mail order bookstore and publishes the free Laughing Matters monthly e-zine. To learn more about the Humor Project access www.HumorProject.com. For information on the Doo Dah Weekend, call 609-525-9300.