First ever Great Canadian Laughing Championships set for Toronto Nov 10

 
 


THE NATION’S GREATEST LAUGHERS ALL IN ONE ROOM


INFO Hey@Laughology.info  or 416-821-1999 for more information or to hold your own laughter contest.


    Who has Canada’s most contagious laugh?

While contests to find the best comedian are common, a contest to find the nation’s best laugher is new.

On November 10th laughing champions from across Canada will meet for The Great Canadian Laughing Championships at Toronto’s Great Hall. In a battle of chortling titans, one winner will be declared best laugher in the nation.


While it might sound simple, Laughing Championships are a new sport following a sophisticated last man standing format, where contestants face a series of comical and challenging tests including, diabolical laughs, silent laughter, and face to face laughter combat.


Contestants are judged on the contagiousness of their various laughs.

The first full format laughing contest was held in Montreal in 2011. Since then Laughing Championships have taken place in Austria, France,  Slovenia, Japan,  the Czech republic, and the USA.


Laughologist Albert Nerenberg got the idea for a formatted laughing championship when he saw two combatants in the UFC crack up during a pre-fight stare down. The dark side of human confrontation has been explored but the brighter, happier side has not.


“If you’re going to have an ultimate fighting championships why not having an ultimate laughing championships?” he said.


“People with great contagious laughs spread joy wherever they go” said Nerenberg. “Hearty laughter is good for your health, and so this is a win, win situation for the competitors and the audience.”


Laughing Championships use stare downs too but instead of fighting, contestants usually burst into laughter.

Laughter contests can be extremely entertaining because the focus is on who makes the audience laugh the most.


“I didn’t expect to but I was laughing hysterically,” said CTV anchor Caroline Van Vlaardigen of the Quebec Laughing Championships.


Champions have already been chosen after Laughing Championships held all over Quebec. Contest are coming in Kingston, Toronto and in cities across Canada.  Winners will face off November 10 in Toronto.


If you know someone with a special laugh email their laugh to Hey@Laughology.info


The Great Canadian Laughing Championships

November 10th 2013, 7 pm The Great Hall, Toronto

Info: 416-821-1999

Hey@laughology.info


www.UltimateLaughter.com


 
 


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