Life Changes Show, February 1, 2016
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure
Better Health on All Levels Through Laughter: It’s Possible, with Guest Sebastien Gendry the Laughter Wellness Guy, Well-Being Engineer, and Master Laughter Therapy Trainer, and Comedic Guest, Bob Hope USO Award Winner, Stand-Up Comedian Mike Marino on The LIFE CHANGES Show
Guest, Sebastien Gendry
Sebastien Gendry is an expert in wellness and wellbeing with over 11 years of full-time experience teaching and training 1,000s of people on four continents. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes, ABC Good Morning America, National Public Radio and many more national media.
He is the creator of Laughter Wellness, an interactive practice based on Laughter Yoga focused on developing a positive attitude and designed to improve physical, mental, emotional and especially social wellbeing and integration.
Nice to meet you…
My name is Sebastien Gendry. I am the man who wrote this short document and created the Laughter Online University. I first came across the world of Laughter Therapy through an invitation to participate in a laughter club in Mumbai, India, in 1998. I did not to go. The idea of mechanically faking laughter seemed utterly absurd and pointless to me. It took me six full years and my share of physical and emotional challenges to realize that I hardly ever laughed myself and was the one missing out.
To cut a long story short, the world of laughter has been my chosen full time profession since 2005. The beginnings were rough, as there was no path I could follow. I was the first person in the Western world to dedicate myself full-time to the teaching and promotion of Laughter Yoga. I poured my soul into it and then spent years deepening my understanding, continuously learning, questioning and reworking how to use laughter to unlock the inner potential for change. In time my skillset matured and became Laughter Wellness, the program I now teach. It’s a professional approach to voluntary simulated laughter and a service that people value. It’s complete, solid, and it works. It has changed my life and that of many others.
I look forward to laughing and sharing my expertise with you! Mirthfully yours
Sebastien Gendry | The Laughter Wellness Guy
Guest, Mike Marino
Mike Marino – affectionately known to thousands of his fans as New Jersey’s Bad Boy – he is one of the most unique comics of our time. He has performed in every major comedy club from New York to Los Angeles including: The MGM Grand, Catch a Rising Star, The Comic Strip, Stand Up NY, The Improv, Rascals and The Icehouse. Mike, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, can be seen nightly as a top headliner at both the world famous Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
Mike Marino was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He entered the world of theatre at an early age, and is a graduate of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Mike has appeared in over 200 national television commercials, and has received a Best Actor Clio Award Nomination. He has acted in many Prime Time soaps and television shows including: As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Becker, Nikki, Frasier and Party of Five. His film credits include Crooks, Pizza with Bullets, Hangin’ in Hedo and Steven King’s Lucky Quarter.
After great success in film, theatre, commercials and soaps, Mike Marino began touring the country performing at countless comedy clubs and sold out theatres in the thousands. His stand-up material ranges from cutting edge observations of everyday life to his Italian family roots; which recently spun into a T.V. pilot called “Marino’s”. His comedic style has landed him guest appearances on The Tonight Show as a regular sketch player, The Martin Short Show, Comics Unleashed, The Boomer Show, Wild Pitch, Hand Held Comedy Radio and the Rascals Comedy Hour to name a few.
In the Fall of 2008, Mike Marino was inducted into the New Jersey Comedy Hall of Fame. Mike has also been featured on numerous talk shows and has hosted some of the most prestigious award shows including The Beverly Hills Film Awards, Hoboken Film Festival, and the Montreal Quintus Film Festival. He has also headlined several USO Comedy Tours and the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada.
Mike Marino has a tongue like a razor and a heart of gold. He has the incredible ability to perform in any arena, big or small, and can cater his material for all audiences, from strictly clean to down and dirty. He has performed in hundreds of corporate functions for companies including AT&T, United Airlines, American Express, Paul Mitchell, IBM, Wella, Merrill Lynch, Sebastian Intl., Toyota, L.A.S.D., N.J. Asphalt Assoc., The City of Hope, OSIA, and the LAPD. Mike Has performed for numerous charities including Aids Project – LA, Haven House, Team earthworks, and the Eric Davis Cancer Fund. When Marino is not performing, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family on the East Coast.
Life Changes Show
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.