Founder and CEO ComedyCures
From stage IV cancer patient to ComedyCures CEO, Saranne Rothberg is a sought-after healthcare thought leader, speaker, patient advocate, and health and happiness expert, and is regularly featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX & PBS.
Saranne collaborates with Fortune 500 companies, leading medical centers, The World Health Organization, The United Nations, The National Cancer Institute, U.S. military, and many prestigious universities and non-profits. She creates innovative global wellness-related programming in all media formats, collaborating with a myriad of healthcare professionals, thought leaders, researchers, and entertainers to start conversations, share ideas at healthcare conventions, stimulate research and find solutions across healthcare and many industries.
Saranne launched The ComedyCures Foundation from her chemo chair in 1999 and today is cancer-free, helping over one million people at over 1,800 live and digital events worldwide rediscover their funny bone, mojo, and purpose. ComedyCures.org is an acclaimed non-profit organization that brings joy, hope, laughter, and therapeutic edu-tainment to patients, caregivers and those who need it most.
Lauriel Harte Marger
Lauriel is a TV writer/producer currently writing for Greg Berlanti’s hit show “Prodigal Son” airing on The Fox Network (and Hulu). Lauriel also has two original series in development with the creators of “Gossip Girl”, “The OC”, “The Night Manager”, and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi.
Lauriel co-founded The ComedyCures Foundation at age 5 along with her Mom, Saranne Rothberg. She was a child prodigy flutist; originally signed to a record deal after writing and singing several Human Rights songs for The United Nations and World Health Organization.
Lauriel launched The International Year of Youth at The UN with former Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon. Lauriel supports The Bard Prison Initiative and she has rescued an abused Rhodesian Ridgeback.