I got the tag, "Laughter Guy" while shopping at a local Farmer's Market. People recognized me as the Energy Laughter Yoga Leader of the Somerville Laughter Club.
"Hey, you're the laughter guy?"
"I am now," I replied
While running the Laughter Club and the Neuroplasticity Club I decided to create Energy Theater to bring new styles of laughter mixed with humorous mind/body skits to the public by putting them on stage.
"New styles of laughter! What the heck is that?"
Most people laugh in one style. While being a member of the Arlington Laughter Club I started to explore the different ways one can laugh. It's all about choosing which muscles to use and body movement.
Energy Theater allowed me to showcase my own mind/body and neuroscience related discoveries and put them on stage.
To create shows on Energy Theater I had to take on the role of Director/Producer.
While I previously wrote jokes and occasionally did standup it was at Energy Theater that I discovered I had the talent to spot and isolate the talent of each performer.
I also discovered I could write humorous skits. I rewrote the material as needed based upon the personality of the people performing.
I can write humorous songs such as, "You Grab Me Like Crabmeat" but humorous skits was a new field of exploration for me.
Energy Theater also allowed me a chance to infuse poetry written by others or my own into the theater performances.
We have done seven original shows, with each performer having the option to create a skit for themselves or I would write one for them.
Energy Theater became Joy of Kidding, new skits new ideas with me doing more humorous writing and doing more standup comedy.
I enjoyed doing standup in Melrose but that was too far to drag all the video equipment by bus so thanks to Unity Church, I started the Something Coffee House Open Mic.