Better Than Therapy
Sat, August 17 @ 7:30 pm
In the Better Than Therapy Tour, Mary Carouba and Regina Stoops take you on a journey through two lives where random detours are met with quick wit and humor. From completely different worlds to a chance performance at the same dive bar, these two women formed a lifelong friendship based on a common love of laughter. Laugh at their problems; forget about yours! These two master storytellers come together to demonstrate that humor can elevate and inspire, and laughter really is the best therapy.
Mary Carouba, a popular comedian, TED talk presenter, and award-winning storyteller, uses her life story to entertain audiences and raise an eyebrow or two. Stories of her Arab/Irish household (where the family business was the “adult entertainment industry”), her career as a children’s advocate, her work behind prison walls, surviving a liver transplant, and the loss of her home in the Northern California fires are all part of her powerful message of hope and humor. Finding the funny in almost any circumstance is a hallmark of Mary’s life and work. www.marycarouba.com
Regina Stoops, a Moth StorySlam winner, takes her audience on an entertaining journey through a life filled with so many causes she has run out of room on her car’s bumper. Through insightful humor, Regina takes a look at a seemingly ordinary life and redefines what it is to be “normal.” The life of a gay, Catholic, Democratic, suburban soccer mom born in a town called Normal provides the backdrop for tales of diversity, adversity and suburban chaos. With a wide range of topics to cover, Regina is a regular performer at fundraisers, conferences and comedy clubs throughout the country. www.reginastoops.com