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- Release date: Tuesdays
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- Available: International, U.S. & Canada
No fancy doorman, no mints on pillows or gold seals on the toilet paper … only guaranteed entertainment from three talented “Hotel” guests: actress Diane Farr; columnist Mark Bazer; and standup comedian Greg Schwem.
For something completely unique on the humor scene, TMS’ Humor Hotel each week plays host to one of these talked-about writers. Their 600-word columns rotate through the package on a monthly basis, covering pop culture, current events, relationships, the workplace, personal narratives and some out-of-the-blue takes on contemporary society. They’ll make a four-star connection with readers navigating the vagaries and absurdities of day-to-day life.
Diane Farr: Best known for her appearances on TV’s “Californication,” “Numb3rs” and “Rescue Me,” Farr is also the author of the best seller “The Girl Code” and writes for many national magazines, including Mademoiselle, Marie Claire and GQ.
Mark Bazer: A nationally syndicated columnist who examines cultural trends, politics and the eccentricities of family life with a dry wit and unexpected perspective, Bazer also hosts Chicago’s popular live “The Interview Show” and guest hosts on WGN radio.
Greg Schwem: Greg Schwem is a husband, father and veteran standup comedian who specializes in finding funniness in how we cope with technology and the stresses of modern life. He frequently performs his show, “Comedy With a Byte,” for Fortune 500 companies, and recently published a book, “Text Me if You’re Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad.”
Humor Hotel Samples
I strode through the hotel lobby in a black, sharply tailored Hugo Boss suit. "Sir?" I turned to see a middle-aged woman quickly approaching. "Yes?" "Where are the restrooms?"
Each week I begrudgingly sift through my spam email folder, verifying that nothing of importance inadvertently landed there.
"The Tooth Fairy didn't come" were the first words out of the boy's teeth-deprived mouth this morning. The boy is our eldest son. Our household's rate -- the random, unfulfilling amount of $3 -- seems to fall somewhere in the middle.
I sat my daughter down for one of those heart-to-heart Dad talks that invariably begins with five simple words: "Stop looking at your phone." Mission accomplished, I pressed onward. "Absolutely," she replied, much to my amazement.
It appears iconic Wrigley Field, home of a baseball team that hasn't won a World Series since text messaging was performed via carrier pigeon and smoke signals, is finally going to look like a normal ballpark.
Welcome to the School of How to Correctly Form a Line. My, my, you are a sorry looking bunch. Stand up, Mr. Zone 3 Airline Passenger. Where is Mrs. "I Just Have a Question"?
Licensing and Reprints
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TMS reprints: We grant websites, newsletters, books and other publications permission to reprint any of the 150-plus columns, cartoons, magazine articles, photos and graphics found in our catalog. This content also can be used in corporate communications and training materials.