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Hey everyone, Mark McConville here.

Just wanted to say a quick thank you for your continued support of both Comedy Unlimited and Living with Laughter this year. For me personally, this year has been quite challenging with the undertaking of university studies for the first time in my life and having to at the same time, deal with some family issues that have been quite time consuming. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Jennifer Burke for her continued work in helping supply social media content for our Facebook pages while I’ve been focusing on my studies and looking after mum. I urge anyone who is looking for a social media support person to get in touch with Jen, if you would like her contact details message me here and I’ll pass them on.

Now that I have finished my first year of Uni, the wait begins to see how I fared in the marks department. Passing this year’s course will mean that I can graduate in Dec with a Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies. Should I pass with a high enough grade I will qualify to continue on next year with the Masters of Suicidology program. This would mean a further two years of study and would allow me the opportunity to undertake research into how comedy and laughter could be used to actively help reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and suicide ideation. Conducting research in this area is all part of the bigger picture to help us work towards our goal of formally linking the comedy industry to that of mental health. Let’s not forget our vision of ‘Bulk Billed Laughter”. Wouldn’t you love to be able to take your receipt from purchasing a comedy club ticket or comedy dvd to Medicare and get a percentage rebate of the purchase price? Maybe, just maybe, achieving this might just reduce the real figure that I believe we need to be focusing on, that of the 65,000 Australians that attempt suicide each year.

So once again, thank you for your ongoing support of everything that we are working towards, and if there is anything that we can do to help you, please do not hesitate in getting in touch.

A very quick reminder of our key services:
  • The Laughter Clinic Keynote Presentations
  • The Laughter Clinic Workshops
  • Comedians and MC’s for Corporate Events
  • Children’s School and Day Care Shows
  • Comedy Writing and Consulting.

With the craziness of what is happening in the world at the moment, I sincerely hope that everyone is healthy, happy, and finding a way to bring laughter into your life, and into the lives of those around you.

If however, you’re finding it hard to find anything to laugh at, I firmly believe that we can help you with that.

All the very best,

Mark McConville

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