THE BEST MEDICINE
In 2005, April Fresh and Roseanne DeShanaro started the Miss Comedy Queen National pageant because they wanted to bring a comedy pageant for female impersonators to a larger audience. The Best Medicine is the story of how that pageant started and how one man, John "Tweeka Weed" Barber changed the pageant from a local bar event to a national pageant with preliminaries around the country.
In 2009, John Barber won the title of Miss Comedy Queen, shortly after being diagnosed with a rare and terminal form of cancer. Before his passing 2011, John started The Barber Fund, a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to those living with cancer and their families.
Since that time, the Miss Comedy Queen Pageant has been a stalwart proponent and advocate for The Barber Fund, raising over $15,000 dollars for the fund since its inception. This is the story of the pageant, John and the Barber Fund.
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