NICK SANTA MARIA (Co-Author, Book, Music & Lyrics) A member of ASCAP, Nick wrote material and songs for his first nightclub act at 15 years of age. As a member of the fondly remembered Miami Comedy Improvisation Group, MENTAL FLOSS, he honed his writing skills and became their resident songsmith. He also wrote the musical comedy review, SWEET BEDLAM which played the cruise ship circuit for 3 years. Nick eventually was asked to contribute songs and sketches for the Off-Broadway hit, SECRETS EVERY SMART TRAVELER SHOULD KNOW, (soundtrack on RCA Victor). With his writing partner, Paul Louis, he wrote and developed BLIP AND BLAB, LANGUAGE EXPLORERS, an internationally seen series for teaching English as a Second Language, and worked with Paul as a puppeteer in the former nationally syndicated children’s TV series,”Jelly Bean Jungle.” Nick has just published his first book, COMEDY CRAZY; 60 Essays About Comedians From the Golden Age.