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Julia Sweeney Uses Humor to Deal with Illness

Actress Julia Sweeeney
Actress Julia Sweeeney

By Joyce Kryszak

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Buffalo, NY – A comedian who made audiences laugh for years as the ambiguous Pat on Saturday Night Live will be in Buffalo Thursday night. But this time Julia Sweeney will be showing people how to laugh their way out of serious illness. The actress and playwright brings her one-woman show, "God said Ha!" to UB's center for the Arts at 8:00. The remarkable comedy monologue is part of the national Arts in Healthcare conference happening this week in Buffalo. WBFO's Joyce Kryszak talked with Sweeney by phone about her creative philosophy on healing.