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Pat Oates

Pat Oates is a comedian, author, podcaster and comedy advice writer. He has been performing stand-up comedy for over 12 years and has appeared on TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates, E’s Talk Soup, and The Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau. In this interview, Pat...

The Daily Smile Day 8—The Rule of 3s

The sun was shining through the window of our bedroom this morning and I must say it was a very pleasant way to wake up. As I smiled at the warmth hitting my face, I heard the unmistakable sound of my dog Murphy coming up the stairs. He’s been sleeping...

The Daily Smile Day 7—Holy Thursday

If we were in ordinary time (my fellow Catholics will see what I did there), tonight we’d be gathering as a community and celebrating mass for Holy Thursday, in which we recount The Last Supper. I know, it’s a pretty heavy topic for something called The...

The Daily Smile Day 6: Jimmy Buffett

sI’ve got more than just a touch of cabin fever and the only cure is…no, not more cowbell, but a little Jimmy Buffett. I’m a Florida boy at heart. While I’ve lived in the northeast a heck of a lot longer than I did in the land of my birth,...

The Daily Smile Day 5: Columbo

There have been many game changers in the police procedural genre. I remember when NYPD Blue debuted and it was so “edgy,” what with the foul language and nudity that was so racy for network TV. Law and Order and its ripped from the headlines take on plot...