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This psychologist helps comedians keep laughing
This psychologist helps comedians keep laughing

Ildiko Tabori has never stood on a stage trying to make strangers laugh, doesn't write jokes and admits that she's not great at telling them. Trying to recount something clever she heard, she makes advance apologies: "I'm not going to do it justice." But if you make a living being funny, Tabori understands the particulars of your pain better than most: For the last 3 1/2 years, she's been an in-house psychologist at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. "Being a comedian is truly the hardest job in the entertainment industry," Tabori says. "You have a lot of late nights. You have good sets, you have bad sets. It is kind of a lonely existence at...

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