Radio Days: Mining Your Mind for Laughs

Learn how to write humor on any topic with Martha Bolton, who Bob Hope once said “finds fun in the familiar, the mirth in the mundane, the belly laughs in the bellyaches of everyday living.”

September 15 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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+ Add to calendar 2018-09-15 10:00:00 AM 2018-09-15 12:00:00 PM America/Mexico_City The National WWII Museum 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Radio Days: Mining Your Mind for Laughs Learn how to write humor on any topic with Martha Bolton, who Bob Hope once said “finds fun in the familiar, the mirth in the mundane, the belly laughs in the bellyaches of everyday living.”
Location: The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Radio Days

By the end of World War II, Bob Hope was one of the world’s biggest stars of show business, but he got his start on radio, taking his vaudeville show on the road to entertain troops. Join us for this discussion on the tools of the trade that made Hope famous: radio.

All day, members of the Jefferson Amateur Radio Club will be stationed throughout campus to interact with visitors and explain how amateur radio works. Also, catch a special appearance by WTUL Kids Show DJ Liz E (Kids Director Liz Elliot).

Program supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, with special thanks to the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum.

Martha Bolton presents “Mining Your Mind for Laughs”

10:00 a.m.–Noon
The National WWII Museum

Learn how to write humor on any topic with Martha Bolton, who Bob Hope once said “finds fun in the familiar, the mirth in the mundane, the belly laughs in the bellyaches of everyday living.” An Emmy nominee, Bolton wrote for Bob Hope for 15 years and was the first full-time female staff writer to work for him. Bolton joins us to teach the building blocks of writing a joke—from the different joke forms to sketch writing to dialogue and everything in between.