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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Love and Laughter

Happy Valentine’s Day from Classic Friars Roasts. Since it’s inception as The National Press Agents Association (1904) the Friars Club has been known for its irreverent and bawdy humor. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it could serve you well to remember the important connection between humor and romance; humor is consistently ranked in the top 5 traits people look for in a mate. Many people feel the pressure to deliver the perfect romantic experience for their significant other on Valentine’s Day, but this doesn’t mean you have to break your budget (or your back) executing an extravagant and elaborate event. Why not plan a romantic evening at home enjoying some of the best comedy roasts of all time? Set the mood with some romantic lighting, prepare dinner for two, cue the DVD and snuggle up to enjoy an evening of love and laughter.

Be sure to include the Classic Friars Roast of Jack Benny in your viewing line-up! Jack Benny was born on Valentine’s Day 1894 as Benjamin Kubelesky. A number of conflicts with other performers over his name led to the adoption of “Jack Benny” as his permanent moniker, a name (and character) that grew to be loved by a nation. Benny got his start in Vaudeville, eventually moving on to radio. “The Jack Benny Program” played on the airwaves from 1932-1950 and featured comedy sketches that centered around a regular cast of characters. It was adapted for television, running from 1950-1965, where it became a variety show featuring an impressive list of celebrity guests. He was also featured in a number of movies including the Academy Award winning “The Holiday Revue of 1929”.

Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone

Benny had the good fortune to marry and work with the love of his life, Mary Livingstone (born Sayde Marks). The two met when she was a young girl who caught his attention by refusing to laugh at one of his performances. They would occasionally run into each other over the next few years but it took some time before they began to date. The couple finally married in 1927 when Benny convinced her to break her engagement to another man to marry him. They worked together on “The Jack Benny Program” radio show, but Mary ceased performing when it went to television.

No marriage is perfect, and theirs was no exception. Benny summed this up perfectly in his comment “My wife Mary and I have been married for 47 years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.” In true romantic fashion he made sure to show that his love for her was eternal, even surviving his death. Benny passed away in 1974 but prior to his death he arranged for one final gesture of love. Each day from his passing until her own in 1983, Mary received a single red rose from her husband as a symbol of their love.

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Classic Friars Roasts Valentine’s Zingers:

Give your loved one the gift of laughter this Valentine’s Day. We’ve compiled a list of classic Valentine’s Day zingers that are sure to have you and that special someone laughing all night long!

Q: Why did the banana go out with the prune?
A: Because it couldn’t find a date!

Q: What do squirrels give each other on Valentine’s Day?
A: Forget-me-nuts!

Q: What did the stamp say to the envelope?
A: I’m stuck on you.

Q: What did one magnet say to the other magnet?
A: I find you attractive.

Q: What did the caveman give his wife on Valentine’s Day?
A: Ughs and kisses.

Q: What did the boy sheep say to the girl sheep on Valentine’s Day?
A: I love ewe!

Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t fancy. The reception, however, was excellent.

Knock, Knock,
Who’s there?
Olive who?
Olive you!

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Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day from Classic Friars Roasts!


About Classic Friars Club Roasts: Classic Friars Roasts is a DVD collection of the best comedy roasts of all time. The Jerry Lewis roast features incredible barbs from comedy legends. The Johnny Carson DVD is just as hilarious as the skits you remember from The Tonight Show. Visit the website at http://www.classicfriarsroasts.com now to order your celebrity roast videos in time for Thanksgiving. “Like” the Facebook page for links to some classic comedy sketches. Call 866-987-3678 to order your very own collection of Johnny Carson videos and Don Rickles videos.

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