Welcome to YOU JUST HAVE TO LAUGH – also known as YJHTL. Our purpose is serve humanity one laugh at a time. We do this by using humor to make TOUGH TIMES better. And it works.In my journey as a comedian for over 37 years I have witnessed the healing effects humor and laughter have had on people going through life’s toughest times. My intention is to share with you what thousands of people have shared with me. Humor heals us emotionally. That’s what my three books prove. Real stories from real people that find humor and joy smack dab in the middle of their kaleidoscope of crap. Check them out at my laugh store. If you or someone you know is going through a tough time these books will help.

I created the Web series because I wanted you to SEE what I got to see when I interviewed someone – their joy, their pain and their ability to find humor in a not-so funny time. There are no writers, no directors and no actors pretending to be real people. These amazing people will Inspire, teach and entertain you as they share their unique humorous victories. I am thrilled at the opportunity to share it with you. Welcome to our joyful and playful fellowship!


23 thoughts on “Home

  1. Charles and I really enjoyed your thought-provoking presentation. I enjoyed the other talks, and you are good on the bongos! We cruised 8/30 to 9/6 on the NCL Jewel. Keep up the good work. I’ve stolen some of your remarks for my scrapbook. I’ll give you credit. Please continue to talk about bullying…maybe the NFL could learn something, too.

  2. Enjoyed your shows on our Alaskan cruise on labor day week, it’s nice the way u come out around the boat and meet people
    Virgil from Breese ill

  3. We really enjoyed your presentations on the Norwegian Sun returning to Tampa on 10/26. You made us laugh so much but what made it best was it was all true about real people. I also appreciated that your show was for families and applied to all ages. Thank you for making our cruise great.

  4. Hi David: I am Tom Stubbs RN, if you remember we met on the Panama cruse, and I am sure you do. We talked about Endorphins, the book that I spoke to you about is called “The Pleasure Connection, How Endorphins Affect Our Health and Happiness by Deva Beck and James Beck. It is no longer available but may be found at AbeBooks, it is a great book. We just returned from Ecuador so I am sorry for not getting this info to you sooner. We also spoke to you about the suicide death of our fourth son, if we can help with thoughts or feelings about dealing with this, please let us know. Thanks for all the laughs: Tom and Teddi Stubbs

  5. David-
    We saw your shows on the NCL Jewel 11/22-29, and spoke with you about my daughter recently surviving a severe case of Mono. We all loved your shows and are impressed by how you are helping so many people. Can you please add me to any email list you have, and let me know how I can purchase the Naster Blaster for my husband for Christmas?
    Wendy Hatlelid

  6. David hope all is well. I have a page from the Indianapolis Business Journal to send to you describing describing an event: Laughing Matters. Perfect for you.

    All The Best!!!!!

  7. My family just got off the NCL Jewel 11-29 to 12-6 and we loved you! Outside the theater after your bully proof talk my youngest boy, 8 years old made a small comment to you and you looked him straight in the eye and commented back to him and gave him your attention meant so much to him. Not only are you a extremely funny man you are helping so many with your insight compassion.

    You are the best thing on the ship, JP close behind!


  8. Your books are circling the globe as I spread the humor and laughter throughout the Cancer world via The Bloch Cancer Hotline.

  9. David – I have more of the books for you. two boxes. Your mom went me a letter – hopefully we can get together after Jan 3 when we return much to catch up with

  10. David,
    I just saw you on NCL Jewel 11/29-12/6/14. I appreciated your comedy, but more than that, I appreciate your compassion for people who are hurting. I just lost my mom 11/1/14. I bought your book Is there laugh after death, and the caregiver & grief & loss DVD’s. I’ve watched them over & over and read your book 3 times already. I get something different from them each time. Thank you for writing your book and making the DVD’s!
    Thank you for being you!
    I’m the one who told you the story about my mom going to the doctor, & the nurse asked her if she was allergic to any medicine, & mom said cocaine…LOL, she meant codeine ???? I hope you’re getting some laughs with that story.
    Hope to see you again some day.
    Barbara Eisenhower

  11. Dear David thank you so much for giving me an excuse to laugh. I love and enjoy doing just that but until I’ve seen your presentation I didn’t realised the healing power of laughter and that it’s not just ok but necessary to laugh during tough times. Your New fan.

  12. Thank you so much – I am the messenger – the message is extraordinary and I have the thrill and honor to deliver it!!
    Stay Amused!!

  13. David:
    I just got off the Jewel and this was my second cruise with you and you are the highlight. I talked with you on the phone after the last cruise over a shipping hiccup but we laughed and you mailed me my stuff right away. You are so funny and I appreciate what you have taught me because I used it when I went through major surgery in June of this past year. Bless You my friend.

  14. Wow…. You were the star of our cruise last week! You were absolutely hilarious and it is a rare joy to be able to take our kids to a comedian and not fear the results. In addition, your seminar on bullying, and how to use humor to deflect and overcome it, was superb. I am taking your DVD back to our school to recommend bringing you to speak to our students of all ages. The only thing better than a terrific comedian is one with a terrific message for kids – and adults. Thank you so much. God bless you!

  15. Thank so much for your inspiring words. The message of YJHTL is a powerful one while entertaining, helping and healing. pass it on , keep it going always remember to floss and keep laughing

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