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IMPORTANT UPDATE

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and following guidelines laid out by the CDC and WHO, NSA made the tough decision to
cancel Laugh Lab 2020. Read more about our decision.

KEEP THEM IN STITCHES.

 

You want your audiences to remember your message, and you (a smart, charismatic speaker) know that humor is a useful tool to do that. But where can you find the time and resources to practice without a heckler making you question why you even got on stage?

If you don’t want to get booed off stage, attend Laugh Lab 2020.

We’ve put together a dream team of some of the funniest people in the business. Each faculty member has been chosen based on an impressive background in the comedy world. From television and movies, to writing, directing, singing, and working with famous comedians, the cast of Laugh Lab 2020 brings a combined expertise that is off the charts!

Register today and attend this intimate, interactive experience where comedy is not just taught, but applied, broken down, and processed in small group sessions. Plus, every attendee will get one free Punch Up Session with a presenter on a five-minute story or material of your choosing. 

Or you could just get booed off stage. Your choice.

CONFERENCE Agenda

 

3:00 – 4:00pm – Opening General Session

 

4:00 – 4:30pm – Humor Done Well: Word Placement and Joke Crafting
                           

 

4:30 – 5:00pm – Humor Teaching Point: Games That Wow
                              with Brian Walter

5:00 – 5:30pm – Humor Done Well: How to Add Humor When You’re Not A Humorist
                              with Morris Morrison

7:00 – 9:00pm – Faculty Show and Tell Night – Concert

8:15 – 8:30am  Humor Game

 

8:30 – 9:00am   Humor Done Well: Storytelling, Singing, Act Outs
                           
with Amy Dee

9:05 – 9:35am   Humor Teaching Point: Applying Humor to Content
                           
with Dave Caperton

 

9:40 – 10:15am  Story Punch Up 1

10:30 – 10:40am  Humor Game

10:45 – 11:15am  Humor Done Well: Powerpoint and Social Media Humor
                                with Kay Frances

11:15 – 11:45am  Humor Teaching Point: Props and Interaction
                                with Colette Carlson

1:15 – 1:25pm  Humor Game

 

1:25 – 2:00pm  Story Punch Up 2

 

2:00 – 2:30pm  Humor Done Well: Self-Deprecating Humor — Identifying Your Speaker Persona
                           with Jack Stahlman

2:30 – 3:00pm  Humor Teaching Point: The Mechanics of Crafting and Telling Humor
                           with Andrew Tarvin

 

3:15 – 3:25pm  Humor Game

 

3:25 – 4:00pm  Story Punch Up 3

4:00 – 4:15pm  Best Practice Sharing

4:15 – 4:45pm  Panel Q&A 

4:45 – 5:15pm  Humor Done Well: What Makes Something Funny — Idea Generating
                          with Lisa Mills

5:15 – 5:30pm  Ah-Ha Sharing

8:15 – 8:30am  Humor Game

8:30 – 9:00am  To Be Announced

        

9:05 – 9:35am  Humor Teaching Point: The Art of the Personal Anecdote
                           with Mike Goodwin

9:40 – 10:15am  Story Punch Up 4

10:30 – 10:40am  Burning Questions Q+A

10:45 – 11:05am  “How to Engage Your Audience Physically, Mentally and Emotionally”
                                with Patrick Donadio, CSP, and Kelly Swanson

 

11:05 – 11:30am  Action Planning Session – “30 Days to a Funnier You”

 

11:30 – 12:00pm  Closing Session

LAUGH LAB FACULTY INCLUDES:

ANDREW TARVIN

JACK

 STAHLMANN

LISA MILLS

CSP

DAVE CAPERTON

KAY FRANCES

CSP

AMY DEE

MIKE GOODWIN

COLETTE

CARLSON

CSP, CPAE

BRIAN
WALTER

CSP, CPAE

PATRICK DONADIO

MBA, MCC, CSP

EVENT CO-CHAIR

KELLY SWANSON

EVENT CO-CHAIR