Dr. Sue “Queens of Comedy” Book by Susan Horowitz Funny Women Positive Entertainment
“Queens of Comedy” – Book by Susan Horowitz (Dr. Sue) – is based on her personal interviews with Comedy Legends Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers, Dolly Parton, Whoopi Goldberg and More – Plus a Witty History of Funny Women!
Hard Cover or Paperback Signed by Susan Horowitz (Author, Entertaining Speaker) E-Mail: drsue at drsue dot com. (Or use Contact Form on Website) Also on Amazon (and More) for more money and no author’s signature.
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JCT Awards Dr. Sue Horowitz “Entertainer of the Year 2013”
JCT Multi-Media Awards Dr. Sue “Entertainer of the Year 2013”
Where to go to catch a show? Beat the heat, drink and eat? Air-conditioning on full blast – so chill out – enjoy the cast: Funny Comics who can talk, Models struttin’ the catwalk Dancers with and without shoes – Singers and fun Interviews Tangos, Tappers, Actors, Rappers, Broadway ballads, Caesar salads Entertainment – a full menu – dinner – drinks – you’ll love our venue!The JCT Variety Show (August 2013) was tons of fun! The talent was definitely varied and entertaining: “The Amazing Amy” Yoga-Contortionist-Dancer (who demonstrated flexibility at any age) ; Fabielle – a handsome model (who showed me how to catwalk); a teen dancer(who tapped her way through a Beatles song ); an actress (with a monologue about a hamburger flipper); a model/singer (who warbled “Sistah” from The Color Purple) to Miss Asia – an R&B singer. I hosted the show and sang my original songs “Dare to Believe” “Celebrate Your Life” and “Yo Te Amo (I Love You)” .
After the performances, I did a group interview of show biz kids with their parents (including Producer Poppa T.) All agreed that being in show business is intense, demanding work that takes patience and persistance – plus (from the parents) a willingness to chauffeur their talented offspring to auditions, invest finances and time (and handle the jealousy of siblings who may be too young for the biz – or just not interested). A bad stage parent pushes the child past his/her own needs and interests to satisfy what is really an adult agenda. A good stage parent and mentor knows when to step back – to avoid making a performer feel pressured – and when to step forward to encourage, teach, and protect – and to know the difference between the child’s interests – and the parent’s own needs.
All this is a mental health ideal – and it’s not so easy to draw the line – especially when a child is gifted. What we call “genius” is a combination of unusual talent, hard work, and determination. Where would young Wolfgang Mozart have been without pushy poppa Leopold? What about young Michael Jackson and driver dad Joe Jackson? More peaceful? Perhaps. Less productive? Probably.
Whatever your talent or taste, there’s something for everyone at JCT”s variety show. The audience gets free entertainment, delicious food and drink. If you’re an aspiring star, this is your chance to be seen! “Success Awaits Us!”
Live your dream – and your talent – you don’t know if you’re hot till you give it a shot!
If you’re pushing your child or significant other(s) to achieve – make sure it’s their dream – not yours.
Enjoy good entertainment good food -and do what you love!
True confession: I have an addiction – to Philip Galanes”s “Social Q’s” advice column on Sunday in The New York Times. There’s no excuse. I should be reading important news (wars, failing economies, natural disasters). I should be saving my appetite for the main course (a balanced plateful of misery),
But instead, what am I doing? Eating dessert first. Chowing down on Q’s (questions) from the socially challenged and answers that are tart and tender, smart and blender-whipped into a mousse of wit and uncommon sense. Who can help licking the spoon? Not I.
And now I don’t have to wait for Sunday! Social Q’s is now a book (light weight or downloadable). I can carry my social conscience with me like Pinocchio’s Jiminy Cricket. If I’m tempted to misdemean or make a scene or lie, Mr. Galanes clues me in on what’s cricket and what’s out of bounds. Good thing too, I can’t afford to have my nose grow – not with the price of cosmetic surgery!
If I’m tempted to lay down my personal social laws, Mr. Galanes lays out some tongue-in-cheek formulas for deciding when to play Mom and when to keep mum.
Speaking of tongues and cheeks, I can’t wait to revisit Mr. Galanes’ dessert buffet and expand my uh-mind. But you know what they say about second helpings – I better wear stretch pants.
(Editor: Jay Berman)
Read Social Q’s! ‘Nuff said!
I just got an Email from “HOTEL HELL” a reality show who wants to help desperate HOTEL, MOTEL, OR B&B owners turn their business fortunes around. HOTEL HELL offers to send a team of experts to “troubleshoot problems…and get you back on the road to success.” The E-mail tells me to “Contact us NOW!”
As I read the E-mail, my thoughts drift to Norman Bates, the shy, yet homicidal motel owner in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “Psycho.” I wonder if HOTEL HELL can help him. So I write my own E-mail in Norman’s name.
“Dear Hotel Hell,
Thanks for your offer. I am the owner of the Bates Motel (actually a co-owner, with Mother) I need all the help I can get, what with dirty bathrooms and nosy detectives. I’d also love to make a killing on reality TV! I went down to the cellar and asked Mother’s permission. She said, “Take a stab at it! In life you have to take what comes. You have sunshine, and you have showers.” Based on her advice, I decided to write.
Mother and I are having a lot of trouble running our motel. Actually, I’m the one who runs it. She is elderly and ill, and mostly stays in our house next door. I’m a very shy person. I have a hard time making friends. Usually the only people I talk to are the people who check into the motel. I can’t really make friends with our motel guests because they only stay for one night. Besides, Mother is jealous of everyone who checks in. I guess she wants me all to herself. I need help fixing up the motel – especially the showers which are wearing out because I have to clean them so often. Please come to to troubleshoot (if I don’t trouble-stab first – ha ha! just a little joke 🙂 ) And be kind. As I mentioned, I’m shy.
Sincerely, Norman aka Mother Bates
Within minutes, I get an E-mail from the team at Hotel Hell
“Thank you very much for your email. Our casting team will review.
In the meantime if you are an owner – please log on to our website for the application.”
Never feel like you’re dumb or crazy – there’s always someone dumber and crazier – and they make big money on Reality TV