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Join Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe as they speak with comedian and founder of the Laughter Heals Foundation, Craig Shoemaker. Can laughter really help us in the midst of crisis or sorrowful times? Yes! Find out how in this fun and informative episode of Resiliency Radio.
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Craig Shoemaker Biography Craig Shoemaker is a modern day Renaissance man. Best known for his engaging, relatable standup and iconic baritone-voiced character, The Lovemaster, Craig delights every audience with his multi-dimensional ability to entertain with relevance. 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.
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Comedian Craig Shoemaker brings “The Lovemaster” to the A.k.a. Music, Art and Comedy Radio Show. Shoemaker sits down with us to talk about his latest gigs and future projects.
He shared both the big and small screen with luminaries like Will Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin and Samuel L Jackson. Craig plays Neve Campbell’s teacher in “Scream 2,” and stars in Universal’s cult hit, “Totally Baked,” which he also wrote and produced. His very first Comedy Central show was voted by viewers as one of the “Top 20″ stand-up specials of all time. His second, “Unzipped” aired to mass acclaim and the live CD was on the U.S. Billboard Top 20 for six straight weeks.
Comedian Shawn Pelofsky has performed sketches and improv with comedic giant (SNL’s) Will Ferrell, and she's a member of The ACME Comedy Theater. Pelofsky is a regular of The World Famous Comedy Store. When she’s not touring or performing for our troops in places like Afghanistan, Bosnia, Bahrain and Guantanamo Bay,
San Diego artist Joanne Tawfilis stops by to talk about the Oklahoma and Boston Marathon mural project.
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Dr. Craig Shoemaker is a modern day Renaissance man. Best known for his engaging, relevant standup and iconic baritone-voiced character, “The Lovemaster,” Craig delights every audience with his multi-dimensional ability to entertain with relevance. Craig has had several successful solo TV stand-up specials, co-starred in numerous films, hosted network TV shows, written two beloved children’s books and performed for four U.S. Presidents. Craig holds a doctorate degree from Cal U of PA, is an ordained minister and is even credited for co-creating "On Hold Advertising." Visit his website at http://craigshoemaker.com
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Raised in the small Canadian town of Harrow, Ontario, Craig learned to ice skate almost as early as he learned to walk. His competitive nature was stoked by participating in the country’s favorite sport- hockey. Craig’s artistic spirit drew him to the intense physicality and discipline of ballet, and he joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as a student, and later danced with the company.
?The lure of the stage soon called and Craig answered appearing in numerous original theatrical hits on Broadway and pre-Broadway such as “Mamma Mia!”, "Fiddler On The Roof Revival" with Rosie O'Donnell and Lea Michele, Stephen Sondheim's "Bounce", "Matthew Passion", "A Kiss From Alexander" and "Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang." He also has appeared in television and films in such projects as “Once Upon a Mattress” with Carol Burnett and GLEE’s Matthew Morrison, "An Englishman in New York" with John Hurd and Cynthia Nixon, and the daytime soap opera “All My Children" with Susan Lucci. Along the way, Craig trained fellow performers using his vast understanding of kinesiology, muscle building and weight loss techniques, and nutrition which lead to him being one of the most sought after celebrity trainers.
Craig is very close to his family, this lead him to a greater knowledge of wellness and health because he was determined to take care of his mother Lenore, who was in constant pain. Craig's mom was finally diagnosed with "Fibromyalgia" in early 2000, which sparked Craig's focus to take care of not only his mothers’ health and wellness, but for all people. Craig developed his unique understanding of the importance of the "Mind, Body and Spirit" connection and this message has helping his mother succeed in her health and countless others to date.
LOOKING BACK AT THE LAST INNOCENT AGE
"It's the place you'll always call home. The place you run to --if only in your memories-- when you've lost your way and your compass can't find True North" --Craig Daliessio "Remembering America: Looking Back at the Last Innocent Age" is a wonderful, sentimental, humorous, and emotional journey that takes one last look at the childhood of the last of the Baby-Boomers and their little brothers and sisters. If you grew up in the 60's and 70's, you'll fall in love with every story. The images are sweet and reminiscent of a different time...and what most would say was a better time. Author Craig Daliessio chronicled these wonderful stories during his own time of turmoil and homelessness after losing his career in the collapse in 2008. The memories, and images and words became his refuge during the most difficult and desperate time in his life. In his own words-"The only stories that didn't make me laugh with their silliness, were the ones that made me cry with their poignant sweetness. It was such a great time and a great period in America. My neighbors were my family and my friends and I walked together into adulthood with a bond that my own daughter will never know. I set out to simply chronicle the past in an effort to get a new grip on the future. What I wound up doing was revisiting the best time of my life and an America I miss more each day." It's an engaging, wistful, wonderful voyage to a sweet place in the hearts of those who were lucky enough to have grown up in "The Last Innocent Ag