WASHINGTON (AP) — Memories of George H.W. Bush's underappreciated sense of humor drew laughter and brought smiles to the sorrowful mourning of the death of America's 41st president.
Presidential historian Jon Meacham recounted how comedian Dana Carvey once said that the key to doing his iconic impersonation of Bush was to mimic "Mr. Rogers trying to be John Wayne."
That prompted chuckles that rang from the vaulted arches inside the Washington National Cathedral.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Three decades after it was ridiculed and became a punchline on late-night television, former President George H.W. Bush's Points of Light concept is still going strong to the surprise of some, including President Donald Trump.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Decades ago, Alex Elkin won the talent show at San Dimas High School in California at 14 years old, a promising start to his stand-up career.
And in October, his stand-up career reached a new level. The Eugene-based comedian won the 41st Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, taking first place by only 0.006 points.
"I always tell people I've hated math my entire life," Elkin said, laughing. "Until Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9:55 p.m."