Laughter has been shown to lower blood pressure, relax the body and mind, protect the heart, and boost the immune system. It also is a wonderful coping tool for everything, especially our struggles with food, exercise and body image. Learning to use humor can help with your food issues, but can also make you a strong presence in personal and business situations. Feeling confident with humor leads to increased self-confidence, better public speaking skills, and adds to your joie de vivre.
Just Humor Me – with Josie Leavitt*
Week of September 24th, 2006
Josie Leavitt, Green Mountain alum, stand-up comic and comedy tutor will coach interested participants on how to perform stand-up comedy during this special week. If you choose, the week will culminate in a performance for your fellow Green Mountain participants.
During the Just Humor Me sessions, participants will learn how to…
• write a joke
• turn any situation into one filled with humor
• present what they’ve written in their own unique style
• perform a five-minute stand-up comedy routine (if they choose to perform at the end of the week)
*Josie Leavitt currently performs stand-up to sold out shows all over Vermont and New England. Before moving to Vermont, she did stand-up for a living in New York City at Caroline’s, the Comic Strip, Don’t Tell Mama, The Comedy Cellar, and Stand-up NY, where she won the contest for Funniest West Sider. She also performed on the Midwest college circuit. Josie teaches stand-up comedy performance classes at the Flynn Theatre’s Education Arts in Burlington, Vermont.