Laugh It Off

by Whit Whitley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/19/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781665754866
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781665754873

About the Book

If you need to escape the problems of the day, open this book and start a journey into absurdity.
Whit Whitley, a creative screenwriter and open-mike comedy performer who has performed in numerous film and theater productions, shares a compilation of his open mike monologues presented in character.
You’ll be entertained by a series on his comic travels, which have taken him to various destinations. His anecdotal stories will have your mind so redirected with extreme zaniness that you will have to take a break before going back to work.
The author’s situational comedies will also have you wondering where in the world he came up with such crazy stories. His parody songs, altered poems, and his monologues will delight anyone with a sense of humor.
Today, however, even the great Groucho Marx, who never used profanity, would be criticized by some for his humor and banter. So, if this analogy applies to you, put down this book because others will be laughing it off.

About the Author

This is my fourth book covering many years of writing and performing "open mike" comedy. My other three books were published by Outskirts Press covering my nine screenplays using the series "Stories Hollywood Overlooked.” I am represented by The Brock Agency, Hickory, N.C. as one of their creative screenwriters. Through this agency I performed in a Hallmark Extra entitled "The Confession." Commercially, I performed as Cale Yarborough, former NASCAR racer in a 2012 Legends of Racing. I performed in theater with the Piedmont Players Productions, Salisbury, NC for four productions: "Animal Crackers,” “Jekyll & Hyde The Musical,” “H.M.S. Pinafore,” and as the villain Dr. Ted B. Sears in “Lunch at the Piccadilly.” My education includes a B.S. degree in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, and two courses with the well-known "The Comedy Zone" in Charlotte, N.C. on Comedy Preparation and the Business of Comedy. I have produced and acted in my own original productions: a musical/suspense short entitled "A Mesmerizing Affair" in 2007 portraying the villainous, Svengali available on YouTube; a comic western short entitled, "Not(e) in My Saddle" in 2010; a comical/drama entitled, "Listen Hear, Mug" in 2012; a 30 minute TV pilot sitcom series entitled "Story's Students” in 2014. I also have a website called for photos, films clips, a podcast, excerpts from my many short stories and screenplays. I was an oratorical coach for over twenty years with an Optimist Club and entertained for many years in local clubs and senior citizens organizations performing a 1920s revue and a singing cowboy called Black Bart. Now in my late 60s I am more athletic than ever playing golf, horseback riding, singing tenor at my local church, playing tennis, and racquetball at my local health club.