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2009 LAUGHINGLUNCH EVENTS
Come join us at our next LaughingLunch Event!
Located at the Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street
Email us at info(at)comedycures.org or call Tol Free at 1-888-300-3990 to register for a LaughingLunch Event! GOOD FOOD, GOOD HUMOR
COMEDYCURES© TO HELP TEENS IMPACTED BY POLITICAL VIOLENCE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE! Saranne Rothberg and team will run a specially designed ComedyCures Workshop August 5th in PA in association with Tuesday's Children. ComedyCures collaborated with Tuesday's Children in 2005 to serve the families impacted by September 11th.
COMEDYCURES© FOUNDER TO APPEAR AT ICRF'S NJ SUMMER FUNDRAISER! Saranne Rothberg was awarded the ICRF Woman of Action Award last year in NYC.
A Salute to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 1010 WINS and 104 Stellar Comedians for Your Outstanding 13 Months Collaboration in Our ComedyCures "Laughter is the Best Medicine" PSA Campaign
Todays Laughing Lunch Performer: Bobby Miyamoto
We're a hit ! Our 2008 "Laughters the best medicine PSA campaign continues.... 104 comedic artists have already been featured impacting the lives of millions each week. It is free and funny! Listen daily at www.comedycures.org.
Featured ComedyCures Comics in order of original PSA premiere:
Karith Foster, Dena Blizzard, Al Lubel, Rick Younger, Dean Edwards, Craig Baldo, Joseph Anthony, The Knuckleheads, Dan Ahdoot, Richie Byrne, Eliot Chang, Avi Liberman, Leighann Lord, Dan Nainan, Modi, Lenny Marcus, Lynne Koplitz, Joey Kola, Louis Ramey, Marc Theobald, Kurt Metzger, Cory Kahaney, Melvin George, Jeremy Schachter, Adam Ferrara, Russell Peters, Steve Patterson, Al Ducharme, Michele Balan, Ian Edwards, Sherry Davey, Ted Alexandro, John Heffron, Jim Mendrinos, Brad Zimmerman, Michael Somerville, Andy Pitz, Jon Reep, Josh Sneed, Tom Papa, Pete Dominick, Christian Finnegan, Rich Vos, Megan Mooney, Eddie Gossling, Matt Knudsen, Tom Cotter, Bobby Miyamoto, Amy Schumer, Dan Mintz, Mitch Fatel, Charlie Viracola, Alonzo Bodden, Marc Maron, Greg Fitzsimmons, Richard Jeni, Josh Blue, Louis CK, Pete Correale, Byron Allen, Mike Birbiglia, Jessica Kirson, Eugene Mirman, Henry Cho, Bonnie McFarlane, Kyle Grooms, Brian Regan, David Baker, Bret Ernst, Harland Williams, Marc Ryan, Mitch Hedberg, Zach Galifianakis, Maria Bamford, D.L. Hughley, Gary Gulman, Ralph Harris, Billy Gardell, James P. Connolly, Steve Hofstetter, Marshal Chiles, Brian Kiley, Arj Barker and Nick Griffin, Don Friesen, Gerry Dee, Erin Foley, Tom Shillue, Chad Daniels, Jimmy Pardo, Roz G, Ryan Hamilton, Jon Fisch, Dan Naturman, Robert Hawkins and more each day!
No Joke! The ComedyCures Foundation and The Physicians Academy for Clinical and Management Excellence have announced a strategic collaborative relationship to study the impact of humor on Continuing Medical Education (CME).
The CME activity is hosted on MedPage Today and is supported by an educational grant to Physicians Academy from Wyeth.
COMEDYCURES FOUNDER SPEAKER AT MICHAEL CUCCIONE FOUNDATION MAKING A DIFFERENCE LUNCHEON, RASING MONEY FOR SLOAN KETTERING PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH. PINE HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB, LI, NY
CBS, ABC and NBS simultaneously devoted 1 hour to raise funds for the fight against cancer. The spectacular line up of talent included Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Meryl Streep, David Cook, Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong, Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Charles Barkley, America Ferrera, Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Forrest Whitaker, Jimmy Fallon, Keanu Reeves.
COMEDYCURES LAUGHINGLUNCH EVENT WAS A HIT!
Tuesdays' LaughingLunch Event at the Broadway Comedy Club was a hit with our patients and caregivers!!
A very special thank you to Rick Younger who hosted the event - what an amazing job you did Rick, thank you!!!
We would also like to thank our performers
You guys did an incredible job!!!
Check out there websites for dates and more audio!!!!
Our volunteers were extra special too!
As always, thank you to the Broadway Comedy Club for allowing us to host our LaughingLunch Event.
Our delicious lunch was provided by Kosher Delight!
MINNESOTA CANCER SURVIVOR RECEIVES CINDERELLA-LIKE NEW YORK PROM MAKEOVER
SURVIVORS SARANNE ROTHBERG & SUPERMODEL EMME, CAST OF XANADU, PLUS FASHION GIANTS HELP TEEN REALIZE HER DREAM
DONATIONS POURED IN FOR TEEN'S APRIL 16TH NY EXPERIENCE
NEW YORK, NY --- Mandi Alto of Virginia, MN has overcome a lot of obstacles in her young life: a rare childhood cancer, kidney stones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and a blood clotting disorder. Adding to the 18-year-old high school senior’s troubles: enjoying that one special night all girls dream about: her high school prom.
Mandi’s family finances have been depleted due to the cost of her cancer treatments. Then there is the all important dress – today’s skimpy prom styles won’t flatter the plus size youth. But like Cinderella, Mandi has found her Fairy Godmother here in the metropolitan area. And Fairy Godmothers have helpers.
Thanks to Mandi’s penpal and fellow cancer survivor Saranne Rothberg, founder of the ComedyCures Foundation www.comedycures.org, Mandi will be flown into Manhattan on Wednesday, April 16 for a whirlwind day in which she will receive a head-to-toe prom makeover any princess would envy.
NWA WorldVacations is donating round-trip airfare to fly Mandi and her stepmother, Chris Alto, from Duluth to LaGuardia as well as accommodations for the Altos during their stay in NY. They will be ushered from the airport and around town by Six Stars Limo of New York as her day unfolds. Fashion designer Kathlin Argiro has designed and will fit Mandi’s dress, Macy’s Herald Square is donating a generous shopping spree for all Prom accessories, Maybelline of New York is gifting a year's supply of makeup, celebrity makeup artist John Nelson and OC 61’s colorist Laurie Daniel and stylist Dayler Chagas form her beauty team.
Ann Shoket, editor-in-chief of Seventeen Magazine, has joined Mandi’s welcoming committee. The Alto makeover team also includes Edite stylist Rachel Paletsky and Samantha Prag of Tim Gunns' Guide to Style.
The fashion portion of Mandi’s day culminates in Argiro’s studio where local teen girls will greet Mandi, Rothberg and Rothberg’s daughter, Lauriel. North Jersey plus size supermodel and fellow cancer survivor Emme will share beauty secrets and coach Mandi for her New York fashion photo shoot by Raquel Lauren.
And no first-time trip to the Big Apple would be complete without a Broadway show. A delicious dinner will be catered by Broadway’s exquisite Thalia Restaurant before Mandi heads to see Xanadu, whose cast has planned a great night out including VIP Xanadu tickets, a cast meet-and-greet, and show gifts and souvenirs.
Not that she’s likely to forget this experience, but Mandi’s entire day in New York will be captured on film by Skyview cameraman David Stollak with DMJ digital field producer David Jasse and photographer Kristy Leibowitz documenting Mandi’s experiences.
Adding to this magical day: Mandi and Rothberg have never met.
Mandi Alto reached out to fellow cancer survivor Saranne Rothberg, founder of the ComedyCures Foundation, and her daughter, Lauriel, for advice recently as she had done in 2004 when then 14-year-old Mandi saw the pair on television sharing their joy-filled strategies for surviving cancer as a family. Mandi wanted to learn Saranne’s tips and with the Altos’ permission, Mandi and Saranne have been e-mail pals ever since.
Learning of Mandi’s prom dress dilemma, Saranne and Lauriel (age 15) immediately jumped into action and started reaching out for donations to make Mandi’s big night dreams come true. As New Yorkers usually do, they came through in a big way.
“The outpouring of support has been tremendous,” said Rothberg. “We hope that Mandi’s courage inspires other kids living with illnesses to find mentors and ask for help so they too can live their dreams.”
Mandi’s whirlwind day will of course end before the clock strikes twelve: she’ll be whisked back to the airport to return to Duluth with her new designer prom dress, lots of swag, and lifelong memories.
And yes, Mandi has a date for her prom. Watch prom highlights HERE
WHO: MANDI'S ENTIRE PROM MAKEOVER TEAM & SUPPORTERS - Donating their time and talents and product!
NWA WorldVacations is donating round-trip airfare and accommodations for the Altos during their stay in NY
Cancer Survivor Mentor/Hosts, Saranne Rothberg and her Teen Daughter Lauriel Marger, ComedyCures Foundation
Custom Dress Designer Kathlin Argiro
Super Model, Emme , Emme Style
Stylist Rachel Paletsky, Edite
Sponsor Liaison, Samantha Prag (Formerly of "What Not to Wear" and now with Bravo's "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style")
Cast of Broadway's Xanadu, VIP Tickets and Cast Meeting and Show Gifts
Thalia Restaurant Catered Pre-Theater Dinner Party
Seventeen Magazine Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket's Swag Bag
Celebrity Make-up Artist John Nelson
Maybelline of New York, Year's Supply of Make-up
Hair Makeover Laurie Daniel & Dayler Chagas, plus facial and manicure, OC61
Ford Modeling Agency Tour and photos with gorgeous Abercrombe Model, Luke Gulbrauson
Videography, DMJ Digital, Field Producer David Jasse and Cameraman Skyview David Stollak (Capturing Video for entire experience)
Photographers, Kristy Leibowitz (Documenting Mandi's experiences) and Raquel Lauren (Fashion Shoot)
Limousine, Six Stars of New York (Celebrity Transportation for entire stay )
Recent ComedyCures Events
COMEDYCURES© HELPS TEENS IMPACTED BY POLITICAL VIOLENCE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE! Saranne Rothberg and team deliver a specially designed ComedyCures Workshop in PA in association with Tuesday's Children. ComedyCures also collaborated with Tuesday's Children in 2005 to serve the families impacted by September 11th.
COMEDYCURES COLLABORATES WITH EAST HAMPTON'S "ELLEN'S RUN" AND WELLNESS FAIR FOR 1100 RUNNERS AND BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS.
"KIDS FOR KINDNESS DAY" IN DEAL, NJ FEATURES COMEDYCURES AS TOP COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITY!
HADASSAH HOSPITAL CELEBRATED SUSIE & SARANNE
ComedyCures Founder Saranne and Comedian Susie Essman were featured at Hadassah's "Laughter is the Best Medicine" Luncheon.
SCHNEIDER CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NURSES GET COMEDYCURES!
ComedyCures to offer stress-relief strategies and compassionate humor for increasing joy among the devoted staff who spend their days caring for very sick children.Thank you to Hadassah and Magen David High School for their support.
COMEDYCURES LAUGHABOUT™ AT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
ComedyCures Humor Ambassadors will provide and evening of humor and laughter for the children, family members and staff at the Ronald McDonald House in collaboration with the Women's Junior League.
COMEDYCURES AT THE UNITED NATIONS!
The ComedyCures Foundation helped launch The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Global Campaign to UNite To End The Violence Against Women. In addition to the dynamic morning Kick-off and illuminating Interactive Panel, an exciting VIP ComedyCures Entertainment Reception was Hosted by UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro.
Please join us in thanking our generous ComedyCures Sponsors:
With gratitude to:
COMEDYCURES IS HONORED TO SUPPORT THE GERRY RED WILSON FOUNDATION COMEDY BENEFIT
To raise awareness and money for treatment and research of spinal meningitis in memory of Comedian Gerry Red Wilson. We salute Greg and all the performers. Louis CK, Artie Lange, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Nick Di Paolo and Pete Correale!
COMEDYCURES AT NY PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL!
Supermodel Emme, Don Imus Co-Host Karith Foster, ComedyCures Humor Ambassadors Rick Younger and Saranne Rothberg Entertained patients and caregivers with our ComedyCures Laugh-Out LoudTM Program at the Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group Event.
OPRAH'S BOOK names SARANNE ROTHBERG, COMEDYCURES Founder, as one of her TOP 100 MOST INSPIRATIONAL lives in her anthology, “LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE”.
(See ComedyCures program news below also!)
Live Your Best Life: A Treasury of Wisdom, Wit, Advice, Interviews, and Inspiration, Publisher: Oxmoor House, Edition: First, $29.95
COMPILATION OF REVIEWS
"For anyone eager to answer Oprah's call to "live your best life," here is the ultimate, all-around self-discovery book. Live Your Best Life: A Treasury of Wisdom, Wit, Advice, Interviews, and Inspiration from O, The Oprah Magazine pulls together over 100 of the most empowering, energizing, and entertaining articles from the magazine's last two years.... A bit surprisingly, some of the more stick-in-your-head essays and profiles are by and about people who are far from household names, but who are putting their souls into work that's bettering themselves and world...like "everyday hero" Saranne Rothberg, who founded the nonprofit Comedy Cures, to bring humor to people who, like herself, have faced a cancer diagnosis...Filled with brilliant advice from experts like Dr. Phil, Suze Orman, Martha Beck, and Oprah herself, the book is divided into three sections. "This rich, collectible volume is a resource that readers will keep returning to for answers and inspiration."
Saranne Rothberg, CEO, The ComedyCures Foundation, info(at)comedycures.org 201-227-8410, 888-300-3990
WE GET RENEWED AND WE GET A RADIO PRODUCTION STAR TO HELP US REACH MORE PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS!:
ComedyCures LaughingLunch Break Creator/Producer Saranne Rothberg and all our performers and staff welcome new Supervising Producer Shelli Gonshorowski aboard ComedyCures' outreach team. Shelli is an executive radio producer extraodinaire and has worked the air waves with celebs Marie Osmond, Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem and Lisa Birnbach.
JOIN US AT COMEDYCURES LAUGHINGLUNCH™ LIVE!:
And of course, our award-winning ComedyCures LaughingLunch™LIVE EVENT experience, delivers a delicious afternoon lunch, laughter and hilarious entertainment. At all our live events, patients learn to rediscover their comic perspective through ComedyCures original techniques and strategies. These strategies assist patients of all ages in coping with illness, pain, fear, anxiety, depression, disability, insomnia and the physical side effects of medication. You can even sample a little Laughter Yoga if you'd like. We have fun! A ComedyCures Live Therapeutic Humor Program is an interactive event designed to entertain and educate people of all ages with family-friendly humor.
ComedyCures Heading to Hollywood as The Official Charity of The Palm Treo Comedy Festival OCT. 18th!
ComedyCures has been named the official charity and one of the celebrity judges of the Treo Mobile Comedy Film Festival, a one of a kind competition to celebrate the emerging art of made-for-mobile films. The Treo Festival Awards Ceremony will take place as a ComedyCures Fundraiser on October 18th, 2007 at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA. Come hang poolside with Penn & Teller, Susie Essman, Adam Ferrara, Saranne Rothberg, Founder of ComedyCures and many more! www.TreoFilm.com Click here for more information.
SELF MAGAZINE Presents LOL! Laugh Out Loud Celebrity Comedy Benefit for Breast Cancer Awareness & ComedyCures!
Hilarious Show, Wine Reception and Great Gift Bag Too! Sept. 25th at 7:30PM!
Hosted by Molly Shannon (Saturday Nite Live), with featured performers Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Alex Bornstein (Family Guy) and our own Saranne Rothberg (ComedyCures)!
MORE EVENTS: OCT. 27TH GATEWAY BREAST CANCER GALA and OCT. 28TH THRIVING SURVIVORS LUNCHEON.
OCT. 10th CBS 1010 WINS RADIO NEWSMAKER GALA - ComedyCures celebrates the success of our ComedyCures LaughingLunch Break PSA Campaign (everyday at 12:35pm) with Tomorrow's Newsmakers Award winners Daily Candy's Dany Levy and Student Journalist Ivana Ng, finalist Christine Grimaldi, CBS top brass and event sponsors.
OCT. 4TH BREAST CANCER EVENT FOR MAMORIAL. COMEDYCURES FEATURED AND SARANNE PERFORMS FOR PATIENTS, SURVIVORS AND SUPPORTERS CELEBRATING THE INTERACTIVE, ARTISTIC BREAST CANCER PROJECT OF MARY ELLEN SCHERL.
DEF COMEDY JAM ALUMNI BENEFIT FOR TINA GRAHAM SOLD-OUT CAROLINES ON OCT. 2ND. HOSTED BY ROZ AND TONY ROBERTS! BOB SUMNER & SARANNE KICK OFF THE NIGHT IN HONOR OF TINA, THE WOMAN WHO HELPED LAUNCH MANY COMEDY CAREERS! MIKE EPPS, LAVELLE, RICH VOS, CAPONE AND SO MANY TALENTED PERFORMERS PAID TRIBUTE TO TINA! COMEDYCURES FEATURED FOR OUTSTANDING PATIENT OUTREACH.
OCT. 1ST COMEDYCURES SUPPORTS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE HUMOR AMBASSADORS LYNNE KOPLITZ AND HER ALL FEMALE COMEDY LINE-UP AT NYC SHOW.
THANK YOU to our great performers, celebrities and sponsors who make all our monthly patient and cargiver programs possible!
HOT OFF THE PRESS>>>>>> HIGHLIGHTS 2007 (MORE MARCH THRU AUGUST WILL BE ADDED.)
ISRAEL AUGUST 2007
AMAZING EXPERIENECES IN ISRAEL THANKS TO COMEDYCURES SUPPORTERS -THE SCHERL FAMILIES IN HONOR OF ISABEL AND JENNY'S BAT MITZVAH PROJECTS. SARANNE & GUESTS BLESSED TO VISIT ISRAELI ARMY BASE WITH SOLDIERS & TEEN PSYCH HOSPITAL RESIDENTS FOR TOUR, DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT. ALSO HONORED TO VISIT AND SERVE WITH SCHERLS AT MEIR PANIM - A SOUP KITCHEN LUNCH PROGRAM (ON COMEDYCURES WAITING LIST THANKS TO MARK LAWNER). ALSO A QUICK TOUR OF NEW TRAUMA CENTER, PLUS PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT HADASSAH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.
COMEDYCURES IN POST PRODUCTION ON LAUGHLUNCH DIGITAL FOR SEPTEMBER LAUNCH
THANK YOU to our great performers, celebrities and sponsors who make all our monthly patient and cargiver programs possible!
CHICAGO JULY 2007
COMEDYCURES ENTERTAINS AND EDUCATES AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR THE ELDER CARE WITH LEADING EXPORTS FROM AROUND THE USA.
COMEDYCURES BEGINS PRODUCTION ON LAUGHINGLUNCH BREAK DIGITAL TO BE LAUNCHED IN SEPTEMBER
COMEDYCURES VISITS CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA
THANK YOU to our great performers, celebrities and sponsors who make all our monthly patient and cargiver programs possible!
COMEDYCURES® LAUGHINGLUNCH BRINGS CHEER TO PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS AT SOLD-OUT JUNE 6TH EVENT. SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY MODI! SPECIAL GIFTS FROM SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!
NEW YORK CITY - June 6, 2007 -- ComedyCures Humor Ambassador Comedians MODI, Dan Nainan, Karith Foster, The Knuckleheads, Dena Blizzard, and Rick Younger join Host Saranne Rothberg at the award-winning ComedyCures LaughingLunch held at the Broadway Comedy Club. Out-patients living with Cancer, AIDS, Mental Illness, plus Battered Women, Widows and Caregivers join ComedyCures for a laughter-packed, FREE, therapeutic comedy experience and Glatt Kosher catered lunch. Through an interactive, comedic journey audience members will also learn strategies for living more joyfully. Rothberg is a stage IV cancer survivor with no disease. Audience prizes to include Saturday Night Live DVD's, Funky Cell Phone Speaker, an OC61 Hair Fantasy Makeover, ComedyCures LIVE LOVE LAUGH pins, The Westy Storage Atlas, North Fork Bank Hats and more! June ComedyCures LaughingLunch is sponsored by an anonymous donor.
COMEDYCURES SUPPORTS TRIPLE THE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER ORGANIZATION IN HONOR OF NANCY ZENNA AT PRIVATE NIGHT AT PHILANTHROPIST MALAK & CHRIS ROCK'S HOME. (JUNE)
ISRAELI CANCER RESRACH FUND LUNCHEON AT NEW TIME-WARNER BUILDING NAMES SARANNE ROTHBERG "WOMAN OF ACTION" HUMITARIAN OF THE YEAR. SARANNE PERFORMS WITH MC BEN BRAFMAN. OTHER HONOREES JUDITH LEIBER AND JACKIE TEPLITSKLY. (JUNE)
COMEDYCURES AT GOTHAM IN SUPPORT OF AVI LIBERMAN'S EVENT FOR ISRAEL. JUDY GOLD, JESSICA KIERSON, MODI, SARANNE AND MORE PERFORM. (JUNE)
RUSS BERRIE MAKING A DIFFERENCE 2007 AWARDS CEREMONY - COMEDYCURES PERFORMANCE FOR 2007 HONOREES. (SARANNE 2003 HONOREE)
COMEDYCURES REPAIRS FUNNY BONES AT HUMC IN PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE, EPILEPSY MONITORING & HEM/ONC UNITS BRINGING AWARD-WINNING COMEDYCURES THERAPEUTIC ENTERTAINMENT & EDUCATION BEDSIDE TO PATIENTS, CAREGIVERS & STAFF IN MEMORY OF RUSS BERRIE!
NEW JERSEY - March 18, 2007 -- Talent from around the Country braved the snowstrorm to perform (in English and Spanish) with ComedyCures Founder Saranne Rothberg at the ComedyCures LAUGHABOUTtm for newborns, tweens and teens living with illness and children in medical isolation at HUMC. In addition, children participated in the ComedyCures Wellness Joke Book program and received enormous ComedyCures Goody Bags stuffed with gifts from Sony, Disney, Russ Berrie, Inc., Sports Illustrated Kids, Rhode Island Novelty, Dube Juggling, Westy Storage, AISH and more. The Rubach Family celebrated the children in honor of Russ Berrie by sponsoring an Official ComedyCures Humor Ambassador Award for every patient. More than 40 volunteers from Rotary District 7490, Temple Sinai Adult Mitzvah Class, Girl Scouts, and MJE participated. Chad & Andy, Rick Younger, Saranne Rothberg, Danny Donuts, Kathy Searle were among the trained ComedyCures performers to uplift spirits.
SARANNE ROTHBERG NAMED USA YOPLAIT CHAMPION 2007 FOR HER PIONEERING WORK WITH BREAST CANCER PATIENTS AND HER DYNAMIC FUNDRAISING FOR RESEARCH
MINNEAPOLIS, March 20, 2007 -- Yoplait celebrates breast cancer survivor Saranne Rothberg for her ground-breaking outreach to breast cancer patients from her chemo chair in 1999. In addition, Saranne's on-going programs like ComedyCures LaughingLunch entertain and educate patients and caregivers. Saranne provides mentoring to individuals and innovative fundraising expertise in support of breast cancer research and programs. Saranne performs and keynotes at fundraising events around the country to help non-profit organizations attract sponsors and media.
COMEDYCURES® TO BRING JOY TO NEW JERSEY ON RUSS DAY IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL PHILANTHROPIST!
ENGLEWOOD - March 16, 2007 -- ComedyCures joins several major organizations including THE UJA, BergenPAC HUMC, The Russ Berrie Foundation, several area medical facilities, the Mayor of Englewood, Michael Wildes, and other area leaders to bring acts of caring and compassion to the community on Russ Berrie's Birthday, March 18th. The Berries have supported ComedyCures since Saranne's first "Chemo Comedy Parties" as she battled cancer and grew The ComedyCures Foundation. ComedyCures has planned a major ComedyCures LAUGHABOUTtm for HUMC. Saranne received THE RUSS BERRIE MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD in 2003 for her outstanding commitment for transforming the lives of the ill and infirmed and their caregivers.
THE LIFE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL PHILANTHROPIST!
COMEDYCURES® LAUGHINGLUNCH BRINGS WINTER CHEER TO PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS AT SOLD-OUT EVENT. SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY AL LUBEL. SPECIAL GUEST HALL-OF-FAME MET ART SHAMSKY. SPECIAL GIFTS FROM SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!
NEW YORK CITY - February 6, 2006 -- ComedyCures Humor Ambassador Comedians Al Lubel, Craig Baldo, The Knuckleheads, Dena Blizzard, and Rick Younger join Host Saranne Rothberg at the award-winning ComedyCures LaughingLunch held at the Broadway Comedy Club. Out-patients living with Cancer, AIDS, Mental Illness, plus Battered Women, Widows and Caregivers join ComedyCures for a laughter-packed, FREE, therapeutic comedy experience and Glatt Kosher catered lunch. Through an interactive, comedic journey audience members will also learn strategies for living more joyfully. Rothberg is a stage IV cancer survivor with no disease. Audience prizes to include Saturday Night Live DVD's, an OC61 Hair Fantasy Makeover, ComedyCures LIVE LOVE LAUGH pins, The Westy Storage Atlas, North Fork Bank Hats and more! February ComedyCures LaughingLunch is sponsored by a generous contribution from Arthur Ainsberg in honor of his mother, Zelda Ainsberg.
LA TIMES FEATURES SARANNE'S ARRIVAL AT THERAPEUTIC HUMOR CONFERENCE
LOS ANGELES - February 26, 2007 -- Journalist details his experiences at 20th Annual conference, including meeting therapeutic humor pioneers and founders Allison Crane, Founder of AATH and ComedyCures Founder Saranne Rothberg, ComedyCures Humor Ambassador Danny Donuts and new AATH President Lenny Dave.
COMEDYCURES GIVES GRANT TO SPONSOR ONE CANCER PATIENT, SURVIVOR OR CAREGIVER TO ATTEND FEBRUARY 2008 THERAPEUTIC HUMOR CONFERENCE
PANAMA CITY - February 18, 2007 - ComedyCures Founder Saranne Rothberg announced that an essay contenst will be held in 2008 to select one grant winner to be her guest at the 2008 AATH conference and receive sponsored conference registration.
COMEDYCURES FOUNDER TO BE FEATURED PANELIST
PANAMA CITY - February 15, 2007 -- Saranne to join Journalist and Author Dave Lieber on a HUMOR and MEDIA panel at 20th Annual conference.
COMEDYCURES BRINGS LAUGHTER ROUND THE GLOBE ON INTERNATIONAL BELLY LAUGH DAY
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS - JANUARY 24, 2007 -- ComedyCures celebrates the power of laughter with other humanitarians around the world at 1:24pm on January 24th. The Belly Laugh Bounce was started by Elaine Helle even though it is attributed to Saranne in many news stories. Elaine approched ComedyCures almost 3 years ago to join this day of awareness and fun. Last year, Saranne and her team of ComedyCures Ambassadors performed at a convention in Las Vegas. This year, a workshop was conducted for the medical community as featured by THE SUBURBANITE and COX News, OHIO Sentinel.
CNN FEATURES COMEDYCURES® LIVE ON CNN "HEALTH & HAPPINESS" SPECIAL - FOUNDER, SARANNE ROTHBERG, IN-STUDIO EXPERT
ATLANTA/NEW YORK CITY - December 7, 2006 -- ComedyCures Founder Saranne Rothberg and the ComedyCures award-winning programs for patients, bombing and trauma victims, caregivers, military families and more to be featured live on CNN today. Mind/Body expert and cancer survivor Rothberg to discuss her personal and professional experiences regarding the mind/body connection.
COMEDYCURES® LAUGHINGLUNCH BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER TO PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS AT SOLD-OUT EVENT. SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY RICHIE BYRNE.
NEW YORK CITY - December 5, 2006 -- ComedyCures Humor Ambassador Comedians Richie Byrne, Karith Foster, Rick Younger and Joseph Anthony join Host Saranne Rothberg at the award-winning ComedyCures LaughingLunch held at the Broadway Comedy Club. Out-patients living with Cancer, AIDS, Mental Illness, plus Battered Women, Widows and Caregivers join ComedyCures for a laughter-packed, FREE, therapeutic comedy experience and Glatt Kosher catered lunch. Through an interactive, comedic journey audience members will also learn strategies for living more joyfully. Rothberg is a stage IV cancer survivor with no disease. Audience prizes to include Soprano's Jewlery, an OC61 Hair Fantasy Makeover, a Makiage Basket, a Nefara Gift Certificate, an HBO Video Series, Safety First Game, North Fork Bank Hats and more! December ComedyCures LaughingLunch is sponsored by a generous contribution from Arthur Ainsberg in honor of his mother, Zelda Ainsberg.
GERTZ FAMILY DESIGNATES COMEDYCURES AS MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTION RECIPIENT IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF JOURNALIST KATHRYN ROSE GERTZ
NEW YORK CITY - November 28, 2006 -- ComedyCures Founder Saranne Rothberg to eulogize Family Circle Journalist Kathryn Rose Gertz at her memorial service at Temple Emanuel. Gertz and Rothberg met in 2004 during the journalist's research for a story featuring Rothberg in Family Circle. Gertz attended many ComedyCures events and they developed a wonderful friendship through their love of humor and fascination with health issues. Rothberg to dedicate her December LaughingLunch performance to Gertz. Gertz is survived by her husband and daughter. Donation in memory of Gertz will support ComedyCures LaughingLunch for patients and caregivers.
ComedyCures Honors The Life & Legendary Talent Of Andy Kaufman With Humor Ambassador Award At NY Comedy Festival
New York, NY - Nov 09, 2006 -Cancer Survivor and CEO of The ComedyCures Foundation, Saranne Rothberg, will help celebrate the life and groundbreaking talent of legendary performance artist Andy Kaufman by bestowing the 2006 ComedyCures Humor Ambassador Award this evening at 7PM at Carolines on Broadway as part of The New York Comedy Festival. The Third Annual Andy Kaufman Competition pays tribute to the originality, humor and courage of Andy Kaufman by choosing individual performers who most closely reflect the spirit of the late comedian. Celebrity judges to determine the winner this evening.
POWER OF LAUGHTER: SARANNE ROTHBERG NAMED NY POWER WOMAN!
CNN Co-Anchor Soledad O'Brien, Broadway Ingenue Sutton Foster and Travelocity's President Michelle Peluso Join Founding Director of The ComedyCures Foundation, Cancer Survivor Saranne Rothberg, on Top 24 Power Women List.
New York, NY - Nov 02, 2006 New Yorkers should prepare for a "power surge" on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00pm as 24 of New York's most dynamic women will be honored by NY MOVES. Among those honorees will be Saranne Rothberg, a stage IV cancer survivor who launched ComedyCures from her chemo chair with her young daughter. Rothberg is considered cancer-free and she is scheduled to perform.
"I feel blessed that I get to bring joy, laughter and hope to so many patients and caregivers through ComedyCures programs and collaborations. It is an honor to be featured by New York Moves and to be selected along with such talented, intelligent, hardworking visionaries," said Rothberg.
COMEDYCURES® TO PERFORM FUNNY BONE INSPECTION FOR MARINES RETURNING FROM IRAQ &THEIR FAMILIES
Their boots are polished and their rifles cleaned but what about their sense of humor?
Richmond, VA - October 26, 2006 -- Leading Therapeutic Humorist Saranne Rothberg will inspect the funny bones of Battery H, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division who recently returned from a 10-month deployment in Iraq, as part of the Official US Marine Homecoming Celebration Friday, October 27th in Richmond, Virginia at 9:00am. The Honorable Mr. Barney Barnum, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and three hundred Marines, family members and friends will unite, laugh and perform with ComedyCures® Founder Rothberg and special guests including, Grammy® Award winning, Hip-Hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari and celebrated musical- comedy performer, Rick Younger. The 90-minute, interactive ComedyCures performance will begin at 10:30am.
Rothberg will kick off the therapeutic entertainment portion of the event by playfully “training” the Marines and their family members in the ComedyCures Body Giggle and other stress reducing techniques that help to energize and heal the body. The audience will also learn about the scientific benefits of laughter, therapeutic humor, and a comic perspective on the mind, body and spirit. Marines will be given the opportunity to perform their jokes to thunderous applause. “We have developed effective strategies to assist the families in their reunification. We teach through entertainment with the support of world class performers. These ComedyCures techniques provide a daily regimen to help reduce individual stress and anxiety while increasing the joy, humor and fun in family life,” explained Rothberg.
COMEDYCURES® TO BRING JOY, HOPE, HUMOR & MUSIC TO INFIRMED SERVICE PERSONNEL
Richmond, VA - October 27, 2006 -- ComedyCures Troupe, including Rothberg, Younger and Ben-Ari, adding a performance at the local Veterans Administration Medical Center in Richmond Friday, October 27th at 3:00pm where they will by distributing ComedyCures LIVE LOVE LAUGH bracelets and more of the students’ humorous ComedyCures Wellness Cards. “Miri’s energetic violin performance can raise a roof and Rick’s vocal impressions are astounding. We feel blessed to conclude this trip by bringing hope and joy to infirmed service men and women before we head back to New York,” concluded cancer survivor Rothberg.
Richmond, VA - October 27, 2006 -- ComedyCures stops by NBC in Richmond.
150 Friends Select School Children & Teachers Will Laugh, Learn & Perform With ComedyCures Founder/Therapeutic Humorist Saranne Rothberg
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Students will pour into the Friends Select School auditorium on Thursday, October 26th at 1:30 p.m., armed with jokes and their funny bones to greet leading therapeutic humorist and founder of The ComedyCures Foundation, Saranne Rothberg. Rothberg will entertain and educate the school kids and their teachers about the benefits of laughter, therapeutic humor, and a comic perspective on the mind, body and spirit. Students will join her and practice the animated ComedyCures Body Giggle, the rollercoaster laugh, and other stress-reducing techniques to help energize and heal the body. Children will have the opportunity to perform their jokes to "Standing Ovations."
Friends Select elementary students have been working hard preparing bundles of therapeutic joke book pages as part of the ComedyCures Wellness Joke Book Program,” said Patti Roiz, ComedyCures Program Director. Roiz continued, “The children will donate their joke book pages to ComedyCures after they perform with Saranne at an interactive ComedyCures school event (the day before the Marine Homecoming) at 1:30pm on Thursday, October 26th. About 35,000 playful Wellness Joke Book pages have been created and circulated around the world to date.”
NATIONAL BOARD OF ADVISORS PICK SARANNE ROTHBERG, COMEDYCURES® CEO, AS TOP ALUMNA
Phila., PA- October 26, 2006 -- Rothberg will stop off in Philadelphia on her way to Virginia to accept the Friends Select School Distinguished Alumni/ae Award at 7:00pm, Thursday, October 26th.
AMERICAN JEWISH LIFE: SIX WHO MATTER
ENGELWOOD MAGAZINE: RX HEALING
ONCOLOGY CONVENTION BALLY'S
COMEDYCURES LAUGHINGLUNCH KICKS OFF WITH A SOLD-OUT SHOW featuring Dean Edwards (SNL/DEF COMEDY JAM), DENA BLIZZARD (Real Simple), Joseph Anthony (Winner Howard Stern Comedy Competition), Rick Younger (Rent, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Show Time at The Apollo) and Cory Kahaney (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Radio Ritas) at NY IMPROV
NYUCF Show for Pati Vitale Fund to support ComedyCures with Rich Vos, Jim Norton, Rob Bartlett, Steve White, Rick Overton, Bonnie McFarlane, Jessica Kirson, Vanessa Hollingshead at Gotham Comedy Club
HOT OFF THE PRESS - AUGUST 2006
NY MOVES MAGAZINE has nominated Founder Saranne as one of NY's Most Powerful Women!
HOT OFF THE PRESS - JULY 2006
Englewood Magazine features ComedyCures and Saranne for their Fall 2006 issue!
Atlanta Jewish Life Magazine will be featuring Saranne and ComedyCures in an upcoming issue, highlighting the program for Israeli Bombing victims.
HOT OFF THE PRESS - JUNE 2006
PRICELESS.COM feature week of June 12, 2006
Click on the link below to read this amazing feature story about Saranne & The ComedyCures Foundation.
ComedyCures Spring Comedy Bash Raises $112,000 at Gotham Comedy Club - June 6, 2006
Saranne Rothberg, The ComedyCures Foundation & America's Funniest Headliners teamed up for an amazing laughter-filled evening in New York City! Proceeds support bringing joy, laughter & therapeutic entertainment programs to kids & grown-ups living with illness. Thanks to Gotham Comedy Club, Louis Ramey, Rob Magnotti, Eddie Brill, Vic Henley, Lenny Marcus, and special guests Rick Younger, Vali Music & our great sponsors and guests.
IMUS IN THE MORNING RADIO SHOW - June 6, 2006
Don Imus and Comedian Ron White gave a shout out to ComedyCures on the morning show.
HOT OFF THE PRESS -MAY 2006
JOEY REYNOLDS SHOW
HOT OFF THE PRESS - APRIL 2006
CBS NEWS EARLY SHOW - APRIL 8
CBS News Saturday Spotlight on Saranne Rothberg, Founder of ComedyCures & Creator of ComedyCures LaughingLunch™. The CBS Early Show airs from 7-9 am on Saturday mornings, this segment is scheduled to air at 7:22 am EST. Please check your local listings for exact time and channel.
HOT OFF THE PRESS - MARCH 2006
Jana Stanfield, ComedyCures & Saranne Tour New York City Hospitals with patient bedside performances -March 2006
NASHVILLE, Tenn./EWORLDWIRE/Feb 21, 2006 --- Jana Stanfield, an inspirational humorist and accomplished singer-songwriter, who achieved multi-platinum success with her songs being recorded by such artists as Reba McEntire and Andy Williams, returns to Carnegie Hall for a repeat performance on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. Often referred to as “The Queen of Heavy Mental,” Stanfield recently received a rare invitation to record her next CD live at the prestigious venue. “
BJ'S Shopper Magazine - Spring 2006
HOT OFF THE PRESS - FEBRUARY 2006
Austin TV 8 - February 18, 2006
Rotary International District 7490 - Feb. 6, 2006
Rotary recognizes ComedyCures founder Saranne Rothberg as an Honorary Rotarian for her groundbreaking work in the field of therapeutic humor and service.
ComedyCures Releases Commemorative ComedyCures FundaySunday on Broadway Highlights DVD for the Families Most Impacted by September 11th.
Stand Up and Take It - NPR(National Public Radio) - Feb. 4-5, 2006
Co-Host Bob Garfield teases at ComedyCures and founder Saranne Rothberg in his weekend show. Garfield was a contestant in The Laugh Factory's "Funniest Reporter on the Planet" contest earlier this year. ComedyCures was the official beneficiary.
HOT OFF THE PRESS - JANUARY 2006
Las Vegas Sun, Jan. 31, 2006
Rain Pryor, Saranne Rothberg, Jonathan Winters & Soupy Sales Honored in Las Vegas. Saranne Rothberg and The ComedyCures Foundation receive "The Jerry Lewis Humanitarian and Humor Award". The comedy gala was held in memory of Richard Pryor with Rain Pryor and siblings on hand.
WOR Talk Radio -Joey Reynolds Show, Jan 30, 2006
Saranne and Joey celebrate ComedyCures with other ComedyCures crew comic Rick Younger, comedy writer Frank Santopadre.
Debbie Nigro Show on LifeStyles Radio, Jan. 2006
Saranne, Debbie and Catie Lazarus celebrate Laugh Factory event for ComedyCures with Jamie Masada. Lazarus won "Funniest Reporter on the Planet" to benefit ComedyCures patient programs.
Greenwich Time, Jan. 27, 2006
"What's So Funny?"-Jerry Zezima,
ComedyCures was named beneficiary of "The Funniest Reporter on the Planet" contest held at The Laugh Factory earlier this month. Journalist Jerry Zezima was one of the contestants in the New York City competition. Catie Lazarus of The Forward took the NY title of "Funniest Reporter" and will compete with the west coast winner later this winter.
January 24-26: Laughter Hits the Floor at the 2006 NATPE Conference in Las Vegas
Comedy Pavilion to Showcase and Promote Comedy Programming Across All Platforms Los Angeles, January 12, 2006 - Laughter will be in the spotlight on the exhibit floor at the 2006 NATPE Conference & Exhibition being held January 24-26 at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas with the inaugural opening of the Comedy Pavilion.
COMEDYCURES NAMED FORCE OF GOOD
Volkswagen names Saranne Rothberg and her ComedyCures Foundation as THE VW BEETLE FORCE OF GOOD FOR THEIR 2005 TOUR! THE VW FORCE OF GOOD TOUR sponsored several ComedyCures events this Fall including, A ComedyCures "Breast Cancer Survivors' Event" in Montclair, NJ, A "ComedyCures & Cocktails" Event in NYC, A "ComedyCures Kids For Katrina Event" and the launch of "ComedyCures LaughingLunch" in NYC. Sponsorship included: Cash donation, printing, product giveaways and a web donation tie-in.
HOT OF THE PRESS - DECEMBER 2005
MOTOR TREND MAGAZINE features ComedyCures as one of three organizations featured by VW FORCE OF GOOD TOUR!
SEATTLE ABC-TV Live Interview for NORTHWEST AFTERNOON, the longest running afternoon talkshow in the country!
"THIS IS NOT THE LIFE I ORDERED: 50 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR HEAD ABOVE WATER WHEN LIFE KEEPS DRAGGING YOU DOWN" - Deborah Collins Stephens, Michaelene Christini Risley, Jackie Speier, and Jan Yanehiro
"H IS FOR HAIR FAIRY: An Alphabet of Encouragement and Insight for Kids (and Kids at Heart) with Cancer" - Kim Martin
"STOOPLES: Office Tools for Hopeless Fools" - Kevin Reifler, Nick Vacca and Adam Najberg
*NY Health Expo – Long Island. “Fun Health Workshop at 5pm and Exhibitor” - October 30th
12/24 Community Holiday Event for underserved children at The Laugh Factory.
*12/9 ComedyCures will participate in a NYC Children's Benefit at Yello on Mulberry Street!
*12/13 LaughingLunch - ComedyCures Monthly Adult Event in NYC at The NY IMPROV
COMEDYCURES WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY & HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON
A FEW NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
Englewood Magazine, Nov. 2005
A fantastic news article featuring photos and quotes from the "Englewood Kids for Katrina Relief" program held in September 2005
*11/8 LaughingLunch! - VIP treatment for all! Lunch and laughter on us! Free for patients (and others) and their support network – reservation needed. (Kosher meals may be pre-ordered.) NYC 2nd Tuesday each month – national program.)
INTERNATIONAL ORPHANAGE VISIT – Myanmar (Burma) – November ,Thanksgiving 2005
*********Please support and/or attend Sept/Oct Events********
*Thriving Cancer Survivors, Breast Cancer Month – Free event –Sept. 25th
NY1 News, Sep. 28, 2005
ComedyCures "Englewood Kids for Katrina Relief" was a featured news story on NY1.
*Kids for Katrina Relief Program – 750 children and Jazz Legend Warren Battiste and more – Free event –Sept. 28th
*Comedy & Cocktails Fundraiser– October 6th in association with NY Underground Comedy Festival - $20 Donation suggested/ VIP Tables also
*”Laughing Lunch” Launches in NEW YORK CITY! – October 11th - VIP treatment for all! Lunch and laughter on us! FREE for patients (and others) and their support network. Groups welcome. – Reservation needed. (Kosher meals may be pre-ordered.) NYC 2nd Tuesday each month – national program roll-out.)
*Bloomingdales – The Shopping Benefit for ComedyCures – October 27th All New Jersey Stores – Pre-purchase $10.00 discount shopping pass!
*CTCA – Cancer Fighter Gala “Super Heroes of the Year” Award and performance in Chicago, Saranne Rothberg and Lauriel too! October 29th
*MORE KATRINA RELIEF OUTREACH UNDERWAY
*MORE TROOP OUTREACH UNDERWAY
*GREAT PATIENT PROGRAMS CONTINUE!
FREE LAUGHLINE 1-888-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha! Clean joke every day!
ComedyCures “FUNDAYSUNDAY on Broadway” DVD release! Event exclusively produced for families impacted by September 11th. Main event & DVD sponsored Rotary International.
COMEDYCURES® SAYS, SCHOOL WAS NEVER SO MUCH FUN!
COMEDYCURES® TO PERFORM A "FUNNY BONE INSPECTION" AT HOMECOMING CELEBRATION FOR TROOPS RETURNING FROM IRAQ
COMEDYCURES® LAUGHINGLUNCH BRINGS WINTER CHEER TO PATIENTS & CAREGIVERS AT SOLD-OUT EVENT
SARANNE ROTHBERG PANELIST PRESENTER AT 20TH AATH CONFERENCE
**CNN TO FEATURE COMEDYCURES® FOUNDER & THERAPEUTIC HUMOR EXPERT LIVE ON "HEALTH & HAPPINESS" SPECIAL**
ENGLEWOOD - March 10, 2007 -- ComedyCures
THE LIFE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL PHILANTHROPIST!
ENGLEWOOD - March 1O, 2007 -- ComedyCures
SCHOOL WAS NEVER SO COOL!
750 KIDS JOINED FORCES WITH NEW ORLEANS JAZZ LEGEND & EVACUEE WARREN BATTISTE FOR "KIDS FOR KATRINA RELIEF"
Englewood students from New Jersey's public, private, yeshiva and parochial schools were riveted by this Hall of Fame Guitarist's treacherous Katrina rescue and his authentic New Orleans Jazz performance. Evacuee Battiste, recently relocated to Teaneck, NJ and immediately volunteered for "Kids for Katrina Relief". The two-hour, educational-based, fundraiser was coordinated by cancer survivor and therapeutic humor champion, Saranne Rothberg, founder of The ComedyCures Foundation.
All the students were KNIGHTED COMEDYCURES KATRINA RELIEF AMBASSADORS after the children eagerly practiced therapeutic laughter and other stress management strategies together with award-winning ComedyCures performer Rothberg.
ABC LIVE IN STUDIO with Saranne and Humor Ambassador Rick Younger!
NBC LIVE IN STUDIO with Saranne and The Harlem Wizards!
A human interest story featuring FUNDAYSUNDAY on Broadway!
A "FUNDAYSUNDAY on Broadway" Unites Kids Impacted by 9/11" Unique Matinee of Laughter, Music and Play
YAHOO! picked up a release for our recent FUNDAYSUNDAY event which was held on Sunday, May 22, 2005 in NYC. We had a fantastic show and would like to thank everyone who participated in the event!
ELEGANT ACCENTS SPRING 2005
"Saranne Rothberg and ComedyCures: Fighting Illness with Laughter"
Don't forget to pick up your copy of Elegant Accents Magazine Spring issue. It has a great article about ComedyCures and its founder and CEO Saranne.
LifeStyles Magazine Spring 2005
"Laughter is the best medicine"
Page 51 is the spot where you can find this amazing article!
"Saranne Rothberg knows how to work a room. Her toughest audience is bald, scared and stuck in a place where nothing much is funny. When the dewy-skinned redhead walks into a stranger's hospital room mining for laughs, "First they look at me like I'm crazy," she says. "Then they demand to know what could possibly be funny about having cancer?"
No more than an hour passes when curious patients meander in from down the hall to join an ongoing exchange of jokes and stories. What was a subdued zone of fear breaks into a hub of laughter that could invite a visit from hospital security. The staff can't quite contain the infectious material being distributed by the fiery 41-year-old. It could spread quickly to hospitals and other comedy-sterile settings around the country-especially if she has anything to say about it.
South Bergenite April 6, 2005
On March 23, 2005, the students of The Union School in Rutherford, NJ learned many things about the power of laughter. Saranne Rothberg and Humor Ambassador Rick Younger helped students discover that there actually is a therapeutic quality in laughter. As part of their program, students designed joke books that will be delivered to injured soldiers and their families at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. later this spring.
JANUARY 2005 ISSUE OF FAMILY CIRCLE
Don't forget to pick up your copy of FAMILY CIRCLE Magazine to check out a feature on ComedyCures! On page 56, "Why Laughter is Good For you," will teach you all about the therapeutic benefits of laughter! We loved the article and know you will too.
GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Did you tune in to ABC on Thanksgiving morning to see Saranne and daughter Lauriel, co-founders of ComedyCures, on Good Morning America?Don't miss out! Questions about the show? Want to know how you can help? email us!
Can you believe it? Everyone is talking about our therapeutic comedy programs. Catch the buzz in The NY Daily News!
Check out this great piece on Saranne, one of our favorite Humor Ambassadors, Rick Younger (picture on right), and a little bit about "comic relief" by clicking on the link above!
We Made The NY Times!
Sunday October 24, 2004
COMIC RELIEF by Bob Morris
Another woman, SARANNE ROTHBERG had “chemo comedy” parties for video watching while undergoing treatment for advanced breast cancer four years ago.
“It was a way to fight my cancer in an open, cathartic way,” she said.
The experience inspired Ms. Rothberg to start ComedyCures, a nonprofit organization that helps the gravely ill laugh. It even has a joke hot line (888-424-2424)
“But if you don’t have cancer,” she said, “you have to sit on your humor until you get the go-ahead. It’s important to listen for cues and not deliver the first joke.”
BACKSTAGE & 15 MINUTES MAGAZINE!
Check out 15 Minutes Magazine! Scroll down to see the mention of Saranne and ComedyCures. Below that is a picture of one of our favorite Humor Ambassadors- Rick Younger!
And did you see BACK STAGE? Great article on being a Humor Ambassador for ComedyCures and how to volunteer! After 11/25, you can only see it in the archives on the website (members only), but we have a copy that we will gadly mail to you!
Have you seen page 156 of the July, 2004 issue of "O, the Oprah Magazine'?
Click on the link above for the full story!
Word on the street is that O Magazine received tons and tons of reader responses about Saranne and ComedyCures. In fact, the August issue included three touching letters from Oprah fans, commenting on Saranne's story!
LOOK WHO IS ON THE COVER OF (201) MAGAZINE!
Are you a local friend of The ComedyCures Foundation?! If so, check out the October issue of (201) Magazine to see Saranne's smiling face on the cover! (and her dog sporting some funny glasses and a mustache!)Wonderful article covering The ComedyCures LaughAbout at Englewood Hospital.
Don't live in the area? Keep checking back for when we post it on the website. Or, give us a call in the office and we'll send you a copy! (201) 727-1770.
Check out ENGLEWOOD HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER'S cool press release about our LaughAbout with the Girl Scouts! click here!
FAMILIES BRINGING JOY IN STRESSFUL TIMES
ComedyCures! Humor Ambassadors™ Help Cheer American Soldiers in the Middle East!
A ComedyCures Foundation Wellness Joke Book Program sponsored by: The ComedyCures Foundation, Bergen County's United Way, Volunteer Center of Bergen County, CareOne, Tofutti Brands Inc., Medi-Promotions Inc., and the Honig and Cohen Families.
Click on the link above for more news, pictures and the latest highlights of ComedyCures patient programs, speaking engagements, fundraisers and much more!
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