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Marshall Button is a funny guy. And Friday he shared a scientific finding that backs up the old adage that laughter really is the best medicine.

A recent study says one of the best ways to boost your immune system is through laughter. The timing is perfect. If you're listening to the show these days, you know how Vanessa and I feel about winter. And the cold. And the dark mornings. The whine jar, a container we have to throw change into whenever we complain about the weather (the money will be donated to a local charity), was supposed to keep that grumbling in check. Hmmm, let's just say as the thermometer plummets, the level of change in the whine jar goes in the opposite direction.

That's why I am happy to put Marshall's scientific fact to the test later this month when the Hubcap Comedy Festival kicks off in Moncton. One of the highlights for me is our CBC Open Mic amateur comedy contest. We're now accepting entries. If you want a chance to compete at the Pumphouse Brewery on February 6th, you have to enter our on-line competition first. Give our immune systems a boost and make us all laugh!


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