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3 real estate comedians

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Heard the one about the three real estate agents who walked into a comedy club? Probably not. But maybe you will, someday. Take Alisha Braatz, who isn't entirely kidding when she says she'd love to be the "opening act" at the National Association of Realtors' annual convention. By day, she sells houses in Eugene, Ore. Several nights a month, she's at the microphone at local comedy clubs, making jokes about her family -- and her job. Or Erin Livingston Carroll, a Methuen, Mass., agent who performs in clubs around New England two or three nights a week, poking fun at how the neighborhood where she grew up has changed or taking a gentle whack at the infidelities of Sandra Bullock's husband, Jesse James. Or Donna Hobbs, who spent a dozen years full time in the comedy world, doing standup and booking other acts for clubs, before wearying of life on the road. Now an agent for Heritage Texas Country Properties in Brenham, Texas, these days she takes comedy gigs only occa...