The Craig Shoemaker Show with our co-host Katrina Eroen focuses on laughter and the healing properties it has on our mind, body and spirit. Special guests from Mark Victor Hansen to Samuel L Jackson, 'Laughidations™', health & wellness information, and many laughs abound. Come laugh with us!
The show is recorded LIVE Thursdays each week at 5x5 Media's FiveCast Network Studios, and available on iTunes and other outlets online shortly after. Also, check out our recent shows, or our archives.
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Health and Wellness comes in many forms.
Laughing is a powerful tool that can lower stress and dissolve anger. Mood is elevated by striving to find humor in difficult and frustrating situations. Laughter reduces at least four of the neuroendocrine hormones associated with stress. These are epinephrine, cortisol, dopamine, and growth hormone. Laughter wards off depression, relaxes muscles, helps with respiration, enhances the immune system, reduces pain, promotes cardiac health through working out muscles in the diaphragm, lowers blood pressure and in athletes, improves stamina.
Craig has formed Laughter Heals, an organization dedicated towards The Laughter Movement.
"Shoemaker is insightful and amusing...we are moved beyond laughter to tears." -- The Los Angeles Times
You might know Craig Shoemaker as the unmistakably engaging, iconic, baritone-voiced character, The Lovemaster. Maybe you were one of millions who saw him in his decades of successful stand up comedy. Or you may have seen one of his specials aired on Showtime, HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC and just about every other major network. Perhaps you saw him in a TV show or movie like Parks & Recreation, The Bold and The Beautiful, or in Scream 2?
Or maybe you just recognize his voice: Pleasantville, many characters in numerous animated series, and all the voices (and even the title song) for the BBC cartoon, Big Foot, Little Foot.
But he's far more than just The Lovemaster...
What you may not know (yet!) is that Craig Shoemaker is dedicated to using laughter as healing modality.
Yep, the Lovemaster is a peace-loving new-age hippy dedicated to using laughter to heal the world. Who knew! With his retirement from standup comedy scheduled for the end of 2014, he's now focusing his efforts on his new organization dedicated to the cause, Laughter Heals. With a weekly show, movie and book coming soon, Craig hopes that he can bring The Laughter Movement to the mainstream.
“Shoe,” as he's often called, began his career in his hometown of Philadelphia, where he honed his comedic skills and characters while bartending and attending Temple University (winning the “Best Comedian” award from Philly Magazine). A natural storyteller with sharp observational instincts, Craig’s performances are often based on the hilarious -- and sometimes shocking -- twists and turns of his own life.
Craig is happily married to his wife Mika and is a father to three sons, Justin, Jared and Jackson, and brand new daughter Chloe.