Tuesday, September 18, 2018


As part of the Laugh-Fest this weekend, there will be two amazing performances: a concert by Celia Farran on Friday, September 21, at 7 p.m. and physical comedy show by Kenny Ahern on Saturday, September 22, at 7 p.m. They are included in the cost of the Laugh-Fest of the Midwest (register here).

Both events will be open to the public for $15/adults $7/children under 12 at the door. We want to be able to share these incredible events with a wider audience so please invite your friends and neighbors to share in the fun.


When: Friday, September 21 at 7 p.m.
Where: Sugar Creek Bible Camp, Ferryville, Wisconsin
Cost: $15/adults $7/children under 12
Why: Because it is going to be an amazing, soulful, hilarious, uplifting and riveting performance by Laugh-Fest's Singer/Songwriter/Comedienne Celia! She dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly and sacred delighting audiences across the nation. In addition to having the kind of silky smooth voice often associated with classic Celtic Singers, Celia excels at comedy. She often transforms right on stage into one or more of her alter-egos-whose antics typically leave the audience howling with laughter. With powerful, heart-felt vocals and wacky comedic improvisations, the audience never knows what will happen with Celia on stage.

Celia often uses sophisticated “looping” technology to perform duets, trios, and even larger ensembles with herself. Nothing is pre-recorded. She lays down a track then using the looping technology harmonizes with herself — all live and in real time. The result is an amazing listening experience for the audience.

“Go out of your way to see her. You won’t be disappointed.” - Rick’s CafĂ© Magazine

For more information about Celia, visit her Web site: www.celiaonline.com. Don't forget you can also register for her Laughter and the Voice workshop on Friday


When: Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m.
Where: Sugar Creek Bible Camp, Ferryville, Wisconsin
Cost: $15/adults $7/children under 12

Why: Because it is going to knock your socks off! Kenny Ahern is a world-class family entertainerIt all started in 1983, when a college professor suggested that Kenny audition for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and write a research paper about the experience. That was 25 years and thousands of performances ago.

Kenny has taken master classes in physical comedy with Broadway star and Tony Award recipient, Bill Irwin and Yale School of Drama faculty head Christopher Bayes. He studied with Pavel Groditsky of The Soviet National School for the Circus and Variety Arts (movement workshop) and trained at Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Clown College—receiving a BFA (Bachelor in Fun Arts). Kenny has learned from thousands of the best directors in comedy throughout the world ... his audiences. 

An accomplished educator, Kenny has been a faculty member with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, The University of Wisconsin—La Crosse’s Clown Camp®. He has guest lectured for the the drama departments of The University of Virginia and The DePaul University, and presented workshops for The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.

A Few Performances of Note: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus; The China International Children Arts Festival—Taipei, Taiwan; Variete Theatre Festival—Singapore; The 2005 World Expo—Aichi, Japan; The Brooks & Dunn Neon Circus and Wild West Tour; The International Street Performers Vaudeville Festival—Edmonton, Alberta; The Disneyland Grand Ballroom Theatre; The Moscow Circus School—Moscow, Russia; The White House; The WI, IA, MN, OH, UT, MO, SC State Fairs.

For more information, visit: http://www.kennyahern.com.

Monday, September 17, 2018


I bet you are ready for a major life change! You want more JOY, more resilience, more hopefulness, more connection, more FUN, right? I certainly did. That's why I became a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader a dozen years ago. I knew that there had to be a better way to cope with the stresses of life.

And here's the good news: there is! You can survive the complicated difficulties that get thrown at you by laughing intentionally. Learning the method of Laughter Yoga can help you do just that. Then you'll have the method to create joy in with your own biochemistry. And that shifts everything in your entire life! Imagine what it would be like to get in touch with your HAPPY SELF!

Best of all, learning Laughter Yoga gives you an easy but ever-so-useful tool that can transform the lives of others, too. You can start your very own LAUGHTER CLUB or use it to volunteer at your kid's school or the local care center or recovery group or church or mosque or whatever place people gather and want to be healthier and happier. You could even monetize this skill by offering wellness programs around your community and beyond. Read all about the benefits of the course here.

That's why I'm offering a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Retreat this week (September 20-21)! It's a pre-event learning opportunity connected to the 11th annual Laugh-Fest of the Midwest happening this weekend. There's still time to register for the Laugh-Fest.

And there's still time for you to register for the Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Retreat, too! YAY! Register at this page. This is a rare opportunity and it's especially wonderful because it's happening at Sugar Creek Bible Camp. Don't miss this chance. We want you to be part of the group.

One more thing: here's my new professionally-produced promotional video. It's below. I'm excited to share Laughter Yoga with more and more people.

Sunday, September 2, 2018


Exciting news: On the day the Laugh-Fest begins, September 21, you can come early and take a full-day workshop with Celia! She will be offering an interactive experience called Laughter & The Voice.

Your voice is an amazing instrument. It is always with you. Come and uncover your “consistent instrument” through vocal games & discovery. Celia will guide the group through imaginative play  & exercises that will leave you with a new appreciation for this incredible expressive part of you called your voice. Expect to become more present in your body & vocal singing or speech expression whether you want to lead singing circles, audition for American Idol, or simply rock out behind your steering wheel with the windows up. We will play & sing together. You might even have a fantastic time!

Celia has been performing for over 30 years with training in stage speech & vocal singing. She currently tours the nation as a singer/songwriter/comedienne and is also a recording artist with 13 recordings to date. Celia teaches vocal workshops as well as private voice in person or via the internet. She specializes in guiding singers to finding new tones & soundscapes they didn't even know they had. www.celiaonline.com.

Increase your fun & learning by adding this workshop to your Laugh-Fest experience! The workshop runs on Friday, September 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Sugar Creek Bible Camp in Ferryville, Wisconsin.  If you would like to come early and stay over Thursday night at the camp, you can arrange that with me, Laughing Laura (email: laughinglauragentry@gmail.com).

Fee: $149 — Laugh-Fest attendees can register for just $99!
Contact Celia Farran to register:

Pssst: Check out the interview Celia's did about about the Laugh-Fest a couple of years ago here.

Oh, and there is still time to register for the amazing Laugh-Fest of the Midwest! You will want to seize this incredible opportunity to gather with laughers from around the country for a rollicking good time in the hills of Wisconsin.