Comedy Cures: Donate some laughter

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  • Comedy Cures Founder Saranne Rothberg.

  • Comedy Cures Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Going through a tough time? A good laugh may be exactly what the doctor ordered. Thanks to New Jersey's Saranne Rothberg, founder of Comedy Cures, a laugh, even in the darkest moments, is just a phone call away.

Comedy Cures is a 501(c)3 organization based on the premise that comedy can be a form of healing. Turns out there's some Science behind it, Founder Saranne Rothberg says. Rothberg is a New Jersey Rabbi who was divorced and raising her daughter alone when she found out she had Stage IV cancer. After finding out the news, Rothberg was driving home, with her daughter in the car, when Rothberg realized she had to keep her spirits up for her young daughter's sake. So she stopped at a grocery store that had videos, and she piled her cart with comedies. Although her prognosis at the time was glim, Rothberg indeed pulled through with a clean bill of health, feeling convinced that laughter had helped her.

She wanted to help others find out that comedy can cure, and she's made it her life's work ever since. Now she jet sets across the nation, and even world, to make TV appearances and to host shows. Her organization birthed "Laughing Lunch," which provides free, award-winning, therapeutic comedy for people who have chronic or acute illness, depression, or trauma, as well as for their caregivers and family. Famous comedians, as well as amateurs can call the line and hear a joke, or even record their own. It's a 24/7 service for free.

Comedy videos can be watched via the web site or by finding "" For reservations and program bookings or to book a comedian or a comedic host, call 1-888-300-3990 or email

Comedy Cures can provide keynote speakers the provide humorous, inspirational messages.

Oprah called Rothberg a "hero" in her book, "Live Your Best Life." Rothberg has also been cited in the NY Times Best Seller "Radical Remission" and she's been featured on CNN's special entitled "Health & Happiness."

From support groups, to comedy shows, Comedy Cures gets people laughing. There's also a 24/7 laughline. Dial 1-888-HA-HA-HA-HA for a daily joke. (1-888-424-2424). "Donate a laugh and share some wellness."

Press 1 to Hear A Professional Comedian

Press 2 to Hear An Amateur Joke Teller

Press 3 to Record Your Joke & Laughter

It's OK to call daily, it's free. And funny.

For find out more about Comedy Cures, visit

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