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          December 15, 2011

          Is laughter really the best medicine? Dr. Phil sits down with legendary comedians Darrell Hammond and Chris Titus to talk about how humor has helped them heal and move beyond their painful pasts. Learn how to laugh, live and love your life again! 

          The Trauma Behind the Humor

          Legendary comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran Darrell Hammond says he’s mastered the art of telling jokes about even the most traumatic experiences in his life. In his book, God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F***ed, Hammond chronicles the struggles he endured as an aspiring comedian and his tragically abusive relationship with his mother. How did he survive? 



          “It was her way of saying, ‘I control you. I can hurt you, and do whatever I want to you.'”





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          Laughing at His Pain

          Christopher Titus of former hit sitcom Titus shares how comedy helped him survive years of abuse at the hands of his mother, his stepfather’s brutal death, and the suicides of his mother and sister. Plus, Titus reveals how his comedy helped save one fan’s life.



          “There was a lot of damage done.”
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