Larry Wilde

Larry Wilde is a master of mirth in many forms – former stand-up comedian, television actor, best-selling author, and motivational speaker.
Larry Wilde, an internationally known humorist and seminar leader, speaks to major corporations, associations and healthcare facilities nationwide on the value of laughter. His upbeat, entertaining programs demonstrate how successful people harness humor to relieve stress, improve morale, sharpen communication skills and achieve greater productivity.
Larry Wilde’s Official Joke Book Series is the largest-selling series of its kind in publishing history. In addition, he produced two highly acclaimed works on comedy technique, The Great Comedians Talk About Comedy and How the Great Comedy Writers Create Laughter which are used as college textbooks.
Prior to his careers as humorist and author, Mr. Wilde was also a popular nightclub and television comedian who has performed at the major entertainment spots with Debbie Reynolds, Ann-Margret, Sonny and Cher, Wayne Newton, Vikki Carr and Pat Boone. In addition, Larry was frequently seen on TV in commercials, the talk shows and on such series as Adam 12, Barnaby Jones and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Larry Wilde is the founder of National Humor Month. Since its inception in April 1976, this event is celebrated to point up the bountiful benefits of belly laughs. It begins each year on April Fools Day.
He lives on the Northern California coast with his wife, Maryruth, who is also an author.
Larry is the author of over 50 books with sales topping 12 million copies. The New York Times calls him, “America’s best-selling humorist.”

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