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When was the last time that you had the experience of uncontrollable laughter where you were guffawing so hard that your eyes filled with tears, your belly hurt, and you could hardly catch your breath? For too many people, laughter is no longer a part of their daily routine. When a smile is no longer in your schedule, you miss out on the value of sharing a laugh.

Laughter is Infectious

Picture this: you’re doubled over, tears streaming down your face, clutching your stomach as waves of uncontrollable laughter wash over you. It’s a feeling of pure joy, one that not only lightens your mood but also has remarkable health benefits. Laughter truly is the best medicine, and in the realm of humourology, its infectious nature spreads far and wide, touching the hearts and minds of all who indulge in its mirthful embrace.

Ever noticed how laughter spreads like wildfire in a crowded room? It’s like a contagion, infecting everyone in its vicinity with its uplifting energy. Just like the best comedy clubs, where people are packed tightly together, allowing laughter to ricochet off one another, amplifying its effect. It’s a beautiful symbiotic relationship between comedians and audience members, each feeding off the other’s laughter, creating an atmosphere brimming with joy and camaraderie.

Paul Boross at the Comedy Store

Step into iconic venues like the Comedy Store (where I spent almost ten years of my life), and you’ll find yourself immersed in a world where laughter reigns supreme. These hallowed halls are not only stages for stand-up routines; they’re sanctuaries of hilarity, where seasoned comedians and eager spectators come together to celebrate the art of laughter. The intimacy of these spaces, with people packed shoulder to shoulder, creates an electric atmosphere where laughter flows freely, unbridled by inhibitions or reservations.

Putting Yourself in More Laughter-Inducing Situations

So, how can you invite more laughter into your life? Here are a few tips to kickstart your journey to becoming a laughter connoisseur:

  1. Surround Yourself with Funny People: Seek out friends and acquaintances who have a knack for humourology. Their wit and comedic timing will naturally inspire laughter and uplift your spirits.
  2. Attend Live Comedy Shows: Whether it’s a local open mic night or a headlining act at a renowned comedy club, immersing yourself in live performances is a surefire way to experience the joy of laughter firsthand.
  3. Cultivate a Sense of Humour: Learn to find humour in everyday situations. Embrace the absurdities of life, and don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself from time to time.
  4. Watch Comedy Specials: With the plethora of comedy specials available on streaming platforms, you’re spoilt for choice. Tune in to your favourite comedians and let their hilarious antics tickle your funny bone.
  5. Practice Laughter Yoga: Yes, it’s a real thing! Laughter yoga combines laughter exercises with deep breathing techniques, promoting overall well-being and stress relief.

Let the Laughter in and Success will Follow

In a world filled with chaos and uncertainty, laughter serves as a beacon of light, guiding us through life’s darkest moments. From the hallowed halls of comedy clubs to the comfort of our own homes, the healing power of laughter knows no bounds. So, embrace the joyous symphony of laughter, and let its infectious energy uplift your soul and rejuvenate your spirit.

After all, as the saying goes, laughter truly is the best medicine. According to The Mayo Clinic, Stress relief from laughter? It’s no joke laughter has both short and long term effects on stress relief. From soothing feelings of immediate stress to improving your overall immune system, laughter truly does the body good.

Remember, amidst the hustle and bustle of life, take a moment to laugh, for in laughter, we find solace, connection, and boundless joy.

See you next Tuesday.

Warmest,

Paul x

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