Last updated: June 2023
Talented. Handsome. Accomplished. Jim-Bob Williams knows a lot of people like that. Jim-Bob practiced the principles of therapeutic humor as an engineer and manager for two major chemical companies. Humor and levity helped with stressful situations at work and home, such as mergers, compliance audits, and especially the loss of his youngest son to overdose.
His 2020 was made even 2020-ier thanks to a diagnosis of prostate cancer just before Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. As a new Prostate Cancer Advocate, he hopes to promote the application of humor for patients, families, and caregivers.
Through the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH.org), he became a Certified Humor Professional in 2021. Jim-Bob is also active in the Applied Improvisation Network.
Owner of Jimusho LLC ( motto: Making the Workplace Better Through Humor), he and his wife Christine live in St. Albans, WV. Interests include improv comedy (home troupe: The Mighty Schmucks of Charleston, WV) and the theology of humor.
Fun Fact: The oldest (and perhaps first) Therapeutic Humorist to appear on Jeopardy!
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