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The ComedyCures Foundation tickles funny bones! We bring joy, laughter, and therapeutic humor programs to kids and grown-ups living with illness depression, trauma and disabilities. Through large & small scale therapeutic comedy programs, we entertain and educate patients, families and caregivers about the power of a comic perspective and the positive benefits of laughter on the body, mind, and spirit. "Yes, laughter is great medicine!
Oprah features Saranne as her "Hero" in her book, "Live Your Best Life". CNN regularly features Saranne as their expert on Happiness, Laughter, Hope & Health!
In December of 2008, Saranne and her hilarious comedians and guests launched ComedyCures LaughTalk Radio on AM 970 The Apple Live in NY at 11am EST (10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST) every Sunday creating a new genre of Positively Funny Talk! Comedy Cures Laugh Talk Radio was also streamed live on the web by Salem Communications for those beyond the NY Broadcast market. ComedyCures LaughTalk Radio is now being readied for national radio and web broadcast.
In January of 2009, Payaso Entertainment and many talented comedians joined forces on 6 television comedy specials to further support ComedyCures programs. Then Saranne joined forces with Physicians Academy and other medical partners in the presentation of their collaborative CME Research on the impact of humor on doctors' learning.
February 2008, ComedyCures helped launch The United NationsSecretary-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.
Fall 2007, Saranne collaborated with SELF Magazine for "The LOL Comedy Benefit" where she performed with Molly Shannon, Susie Essman and Alex Borstein to raise money for ComedyCures' therapeutic programs and breast cancer. ComedyCures then returned from the West Coast where Saranne met up with Palm and MobiTV to launch "The Treo Comedy Festival" including many talented filmmakers, plus fellow celebrity judges Penn & Teller and Adam Ferrara and celebrity hosts Susie Essman and John Henson in order to raise funds for ComedyCures and to inspire others to laugh and live their dreams.
In March 2007, Saranne designed and produced The ComedyCures LaughAbout, a therapeutic entertainment event for critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care, Epilepsy Monitoring and Cancer units at HUMC. She produced and hosted the reunification Homecoming event forThe US Marines from Iraq in 2006. She also created a intimate program for bombing victims from Israel.
Her smash hit "ComedyCures LaughingLunch LIVE" is going on its seventh year and serves adult patients and caregivers from every medical population, human service agency and socio-economic group. Seven talented performers unite with great food and sponsors for an award-winning interactive experience.
She has a multi-year request list for appearances and keynote addresses but she always finds time to take one more request. In Spring 2007 Saranne helped launch a college program inspired by her work.
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Saranne has been featured by media around the worldFortune 500 Companies and prominent organizationsPraised for her humor and humanitarian effortsFUNDAYSUNDAY
Back in 1999, as a newly-diagnosed cancer patient, Saranne was greatly inspired by the writings of Norman Cousins, the pioneer of therapeutic humor. In 2007, Saranne recently had the honor of meeting three generations of the Cousins' family and sharing this therapeutic legacy. Saranne is a stage IV cancer survivor, with no visible disease, and a world-renowned mind/body and therapeutic humor/laughter expert. Saranne resides in Bergen County, New Jersey but travels worldwide for ComedyCures programs.
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