- Ten Commandments of Fun
Clifford C. Kuhn, MD, the Laugh Doctor, is a physician, medical school professor, comedian, professional speaker and personal consultant who helps individuals and groups enhance performance, productivity and health by creating and sustaining more fun. He offers uplifting keynotes and after-dinner presentations, as well as full and partial day seminars and workshops, which teach audiences as diverse as corporate executives, physicians and chronically ill patients how to rediscover their natural humor resources. Chief of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Director of Residency Training and Associate Chairman of the Psychiatry Department. He is the recipient of many awards and accolades for his accomplishments as an academician and teacher. Dr. Kuhn’s clinical focus is in the field of mind/body medicine. Decades of work with chronically ill patients and their families taught him to appreciate the healing power of humor. His laughter research led him into the world of comedy performance and he learned first-hand what makes us laugh, and determined how those mechanisms could be transferred to clinical settings.
As a physician/comedian, Dr. Kuhn has attracted national attention in radio and television, with appearances on Entertainment Tonight, WGN-Chicago, CBS Overnight, The Learning Channel, The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and CNN, and in the popular press such as Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Reader’s Digest, Lear’s Connection, The New Yorker and The AARP Bulletin. He has been recognized and lauded by his peers in publications such as Psychiatric News, Psychiatric Times, Hippocrates, Clinical Psychiatric News, The Journal of Nursing Jocularity, Humor and Health Journal and The Journal of Cancer Education.
Cliff has appeared before groups such as FedEx Corp., Yum! Brands, Inc., Aegon Corp., Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Meeting Planners Intl. and many hospitals and community service organizations. Dr. Kuhn’s inspiring presentations, based on his patented HA HA HA Prescription and featuring his Ten Commandments of Fun have proven to be entertaining as well as practical. Whether the goal is to heal from a devastating illness, increase wealth and productivity, or simply to tell a joke well, the success principles embodied in the Ten Commandments of Fun are easy to learn and guaranteed to yield extraordinary results.