Saranne Rothberg

Founder and CEO ComedyCures/
Creative Director/Stage IV Cancer Survivor

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.


Her four latest live digital experiences "JokeFest: The Funniest Game Show", "The 5-Day Laughter Summit", "The Mindset & Metastatic Cancer Research Study", and The 31-Day "Can We Laugh At Cancer?" Online 'Tumor Humor' Comedy Challenge have generated several hundreds of millions of impressions and brought ComedyCures joy around the globe to many of all ages during the pandemic.


Saranne launched The ComedyCures Foundation from her chemo chair in 1999 and today is cancer-free, helping people at more than 1900 live and digital events worldwide rediscover their funny bone, mojo, and purpose. 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

Co-Founder ComedyCures/
TV Writer/Producer


Lauriel Harte Marger recently served as a writer/story editor on FOX's "Prodigal Son" for two seasons. She simultaneously created and wrote a darkly comedic, YA series called "Peaches" for Quibi; developed by Character 7 (The Undoing, The Night Manager). And previously sold a YA, supernatural drama pilot to YouTube Red with Fake Empire (Gossip Girl, Dynasty). She is a WGAW member and repped by Sugar23, WME, and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson LLP.


A storyteller at heart, Lauriel came to TV and film by way of songwriting, after dropping out of high school to sign a record deal at WB Records. An accomplished flautist, she debuted with The New York Philharmonic at age 11, and has also written songs for many non-profit causes, and been a Youth Ambassador for the United Nations and World Health Organization. Lauriel co-founded The ComedyCures Foundation at age 6 along with her Mom, Saranne Rothberg, who was undergoing cancer treatment. Lauriel supports the Bard Prison Initiative, which brings liberal arts education to inmates in upstate New York.


Saranne Rothberg
Founder/CEO/Creative Director/
Stage IV Cancer Survivor 

Lauriel Harte Marger 
Co-Founder/TV Writer/Producer

Grace Lee
Program Coordinator

Marcia Jacobovitz
Program Funds

Digital Programming:
Danielle Radulski Abele
Ryan Amman
David Calderwood
Gussie Caputo
Zarna Garg
Cathy Goldin

Colleen Grillo

Eric Hanson

Adam Hunt

Marla Isackson

Julie Landy

Michael Rann

Michealene Risley


Stress Researchers

Dr. Lee Berk 

Dr. Katherine Grill

Dr. Earl Henslin

Dr. Claire Wheeler



Michael J. DeStefano

Sean Howard
Marc Philip Weill


Ian Rahman

Sean Zhang

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