Meet the Mirth Makers!
Q: Mirthmakers? I seem to remember a musical group on a TV show in the 70s with that name. Did you steal the name?

A: The short answer is no.
The correct answer is yes. However, our research showed that everyone connected with the show to which you are referring passed away many years ago, so we’re confident they won’t care.
Richard Levinson

Associate Editor/ Webmaster
David van Wert

Contributing Writers
Lee Barron, Jeff Mandel, Bill Martin, Ted Meinetz

"My Little Dick"
George Bush: Lee Barron
Reporter: Lori Murphy

"Mirth Bringing Comfort & Coal Fire to the Families of the World, Even"
Acrylic on Masonite by Pat Davis

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You can visit Richard Levinson at Twain’s Coffee Shop, Sherman Oaks, CA. Bring money.

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Are you the buffoon of your block? A wise-cracking weekend wit? A quick-with-a-quip verbal jabster with mischief on your mind and a jest in your chest where your heart ought to be? And you don’t need money? Well, you’ve landed in the right place!

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OK... he got his disclaimer, now is he happy?