These Doctors Lined Up Behind A Sheet. But What They Did Was Totally Unexpected…

The Laryngospasms are a medical parody group consisting of four guys who are all Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). Back in 1990 at a Christmas party for students at the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, Gary Cozine and a few other students were singing some songs including Neil Sedaka’s “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.” A partygoer suggested that as they were all anesthetists, they sing the song as “Waking Up Is Hard To Do” instead. The rest, as they say, is history.

Today, The Laryngospasms still perform for charities and medical conferences all through the United States and Canada. Gary is the only original member of the band, but the one thing that all 15 members have had in common is that all of them are CRNAs. The group has also released two albums in their 25-year career. Other parodies include “The Glove Shack,” “Take Care’s Our Business” and “Restart My Heart.”


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