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Phoenix Festival Uses Laughter As Best Medicine

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Patch Adams is a doctor, clown and founder of the Gesundheit! Institute. He will be in Phoenix this weekend, for the inaugural Clown Town Healing Fest tomorrow at the Arizona Center.

Dr. Carl Hammerschlag is a psychiatrist and also a clown; he started the event, which is the first of its kind in the country.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.