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For Ferrari, humor not only is his life, it saved his life
Bettina Adragna

Humor can heal - or at least, that's the hope of comedian Doug Ferrari.
For more than a decade, he experienced mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions and homelessness on the streets of San Francisco. Friday, he'll celebrate not only his second year of being "clean and sober," but also his 25th anniversary as a professional comic with a solo performance at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, along with guitarist Bobby Weinstein. The show will be taped for Ferrari's second CD, called "Best of My NSA Wiretaps."

"Doug's an amazing story, and even a really good indicator for us that we can reclaim people off the streets," says San Rafael's Michael Pritchard, a comedian/motivational speaker and close friend of Ferrari's.

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"Doug Ferrari was living the good life back in the 1980s, but things started to slow down in the early '90s. Now he's sober and performing again."

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