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Men Who Make Me . . . Hum

June 1, 2014

Okay, I know I said I wasn’t going to write much about writing, but first I have to put some demons to rest. Yes . . . I did work as managing editor for Playgirl Magazine. And not once, but twice!

I also worked for Romantic Times (convention coordinator), For the Bride (editor in chief), I’ll Take Romance! (editor and publisher) and Animus Entertainment (senior story editor), but I have to say that working at Playgirl was probably the most fun I’ve ever had. True, at For the Bride, I got goodie baskets filled with luxurious cosmetic items—but at Playgirl I was inundated with fun stuff like edible panties. We never knew what outrageous item would arrive in the day’s mail.

The editorial staff, during my second tenure there, kept a list of “Men Who Can Make Me Hum.” And yes, hum is a euphemism. We had a saying, you see: “If he can make me laugh, he can make me—well, hum.”

Here’s my top ten list.

 

Men Who Can Make Me Hum

 

Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson

This bad boy just has the devil in him. I catch his monologue every night before I sleep, for good belly laughs. What will I do after December?

 

 

 

Josh Blue

Josh Blue

Josh Blue

Crazy, sexy and chuckle-licious! His take on himself as a disabled father walking around with his two very able kids is a riot!

 

 

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

If smart is the new sexy, this guy is a genius (on both levels). Who else could come up with Ted, Stewie, and Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey?

 

Bill Maher

Bill Maher

 

 

Bill Maher

I love his take on politics, and his outrageous irreverence only strengthens my faith.

 

 

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon

 

Jimmy Fallon

He’s just so darn cute, enthusiastic and mischievous. I’m a huge fan of his Thank You notes.

 

 

 

John Cryer

John Cryer

John Cryer

Possibly the most hysterical episode of Two And A Half Men was Alan getting injured after falling off the roof because he wouldn’t call the cable guy.

 

Tim Conway

Tim Conway

 

 

Tim Conway

Tim Conway as the Dentist who shoots himself with Novocaine, or the Old Man at the dry cleaning counter are comedy gold—and they’ll leave you rolling on the floor.

 

Martin Short

Martin Short

Martin Short

Everything he does is funny. It’s his impishness that gets me going. He just looks like he’s having so much fun.

 

Bill Hader

Bill Hader

Bill Hader

Who could forget him on SNL as James Carville, or the irrepressible Stefon? Can’t wait to see what he’s going to get into next!

 

Chris Kattan as Mango

Chris Kattan as Mango

Chris Kattan

His portrayal of Antonio Banderas, and his turn as Mango on SNL are equally funny. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Corky Romano.

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