Completely Ridiculous Productions would like to welcome you to the Pioneer Valley’s one and only Laughing Club!
In this weekly meetup we will gather together for an hour on Zoom, introduce ourselves, warm up our bodies, have some fun and then laugh ‘til it hurts.
Because I believe it is important to remind ourselves that it's ok to live in a happy body and laugh uproariously, especially in such crazy and chaotic times.
But seriously, why?
Because laughter is a necessary survival skill,that's why. Also, super serious people like Doctors, Ministers and Therapists all around the world say that laughter strengthens the immune system, purges toxins, burns calories, works as a natural anti-depressant and keeps us resilient, happy and healthy! Laughter is the Best Medicine after all - and it's FREE!!
The PVLC is open to any and everyone, and just like going to the gym or taking a yoga class, there is nothing performative about it. However, a sense of humor will most certainly help - so be sure to bring yours along!
What in the what is Completely Ridiculous Productions? If you haven't explored the rest of the website, Completely Ridiculous Productions is a performance laboratory/training center dedicated to professional actor training, developing and producing new works of physical comedy, and strengthening each individual’s Empathic Vulnerability - the willingness to fully see and be seen by an other, while staying open to the possibility of being changed. For more information click here.
And who the heck is running this "Laughing Club" thing anyway? Professional Laugher since birth, Gabe Levey is an actor/theatre maker who recently moved back to Northampton. In addition to running workshops and producing shows in the valley, Gabe teaches Physical Acting, Clown, Clown to Text and Shakespeare Performance at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. Founding Faculty,Christopher Bayes' Pandemonium Studio. Founding Artistic Director, Completely Ridiculous Productions. MFA, Yale School of Drama.