Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Our latest addition to the Laugh-Fest speaker line-up is none other than Clint Darr. He's recently given a TED Talk and now he's bringing it to the Laugh-Fest. His journey with laughter as an everyday educator turned him into a laughter powerhouse among his peers and has given him national acclaim for bringing a humorous approach to education in the afterschool environment with the simplicity of laughter. Sharing the outline of his TED program and the anecdotal stories and strategies he’s incorporated along the way, prepare for BIG FUN as we explore how to engage, energize and boost afterschool programs in your communities. Discover the wide range of life benefits personally and professionally and the techniques that keep it flowing, while exploring the benefits we offer others. ROTFL guaranteed!

Isn't it time you signed up for Laugh-Fest? There are too many things you won't want to miss. Remember that you can sign up for Saturday only or discount housing in order to save money. Click here to see the speaker page and get registered.

Saturday, April 1, 2017


LAUGH-FEST 2017! It is almost here. That's right. It's a little over a month away and today was supposed to be the early-bird discount deadline (ha ha ha) but just to make sure that more of you are able to take advantage of this fantastic deal, we're extending it until April 10th. YAY! But don't delay because that's coming up soon.

Still not sure if you've got time to come to Laugh-Fest this year? Then let me introduce you to Kenny Ahren.  This guy is going to knock your socks off!

Touring the planet for over two decades, Kenny Ahern has steadily built his reputation as a world-class family entertainer. Kenny has been a faculty member with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and The University of Wisconsin—La Crosse’s Clown Camp® (twenty years and this year he's directing it!). Kenny has been featured at the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International Conventions and the Clowns Around the World Festival/Conference—Singapore. He has also presented workshops for the Drama Departments of DePaul University, The University of Minnesota and the University of Virginia. Kenny will lead us in—get this—a PIE FIGHT! That’s right. He’ll teach us the clown art of making and throwing pies. We’ll also learn comic water spitting techniques sure to make you laugh.

I have ALWAYS wanted to learn how to throw a pie in someone's face, haven't you? I'm super excited. Kenny is presenting at Laugh-Fest and I will get to present at Clown Camp. Isn't that awesome? Let me suggest you register for both. I've been to Clown Camp and it's beyond fun.

Anyway, I live off the grid now and don't have a clear internet signal in my home (ha ha ha) which is why I haven't sent you many blogs about the Laugh-Fest. So I apologize for the radio silence. But believe me, this year's Laugh-Fest is turning out to be incredible. Not only do we have Robert Rivest presenting AND teaching a certified Laughter Yoga Leader course, but we have Lynda Tourloukis presenting AND teaching a certified Laughter Yoga Teacher course. On top of that we have Celia giving another soulfully comic concert AND teaching a workshop. Plus, we have Rev. Jane Voigts, the Laughing DJs, Teddy Widdel, Aaron Covey, Amanda Rhine and more! Please visit the Laugh-Fest presenters page to learn more.

REGISTER NOW at the LAUGH-FEST PAGE! See you soon. ha ha ha!