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146
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Bill Nye, a famous 19th century humorist, lived and wrote in Asheville for the last ten years of his life.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 59 Issue 8, Jan 1992, p12-13, por
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6856
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Tomlin profiles three North Carolina women who have brought laughter to their audiences for a number of years. They are Jeanne Swanner Robertson, who was Miss North Carolina of 1963 and is now a professional humorist; Kelly Swanson, who created the town of Cedar Grove and its resident cast of colorful characters; and Celia Rivenbark, a syndicated newspaper columnist and author of several books of humor.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 4, Sept 2004, p54-56, 58, 61-62, por Periodical Website
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19991
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In the colonial era, wit and humor was often the spontaneous product of active social discourse and usually were passed around as handwritten manuscripts through social classes. The wit and humor of the Lower Cape Fear originated as a way of communicating private and social pleasure throughout the region. Wilmington native Johnson Jones Hooper, a local humorist, was the first to transition from British style satire to the original American humor that would make him famous.
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36967
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Folktales often come from events done by local characters; fools or jesters in their respective communities often represented the archetypal stories that are still talked about today. The subjects of these stories played an active role in the social landscape and were celebrated for acting a fool.
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35923
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A pediatric doctor by trade, Dr. Hughes uses his facility for language and propensity for humor and rhyming expressiveness in virtually every arena of his life, including in his occupation and family folklore.