The Creativity of Laughing

From belly laughing to a simple giggle, learn how creativity and laughing go hand in hand at the Laughing Academy.

We all know that laughter is the best medicine. And when it comes to creativity laughter might just be one of the pillars. Jane’s guest on this episode of Creative Living knows how to bring the funny and add the creativity to laughter!  Jane chats and chuckles with the owner of the Laughing Academy, Kim Hiller.

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Jane Curtain was an inspiration to Kim and her brand of comedy motivated this budding actress to get into the business of funny.


Learn what it means to be funny and how being “in the moment” can be the best way to get a laugh.  Kim explains why what you consider “normal” can be more amusing than a one liner.


What comes first? Being creative to be funny, or if you must being funny to be creative? Why being trained in improvisation can be the answer when you mix creativity and action; it’s seeing something outside the box.


Why optimism is more important than IQ to success. And if you have optimism, you can see the good in any situation and it all starts with learning how to improv. Kim shares a lesson from her time at Chicago’s famous, Second City.


There are no mistakes when you are being creative and no shame, no blame are two phrases used to encourage creativity and improv skills.


Improv can help you in all aspects of life from being a good friend, a good teammate, a good worker to personal goals and creativity. Kim encourages everyone to foster their Improv skills and help teach other along the way.


Never say you can’t because mental gymnastics, mind agility and attitude simply learning how to implement a way of thinking and it just takes practice, practice, practice.

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How can someone be more creative? Allow yourself to brainstorm, take a walk, allow your brain to explore, see different things. listen to podcasts you love. read articles that interests you. Because it’s the creative part of it is your brain making these connections from separate thoughts. Remember, we are human beings, not human doings so we all need to take some time to just be.


Why humor at its core is us looking at something in an alternative way. Try creating a pun to get started; draw new parallels to the way you look at things.


Top 3 takeaways that we can all do today to be lighter and lovely or in funnier and spread creativity everywhere we go.

You want more Kim Hiller just go to The Laughing Academy.com  Or check out their YouTube page for improv games and exercises you can do on your own, just put the laughing Academy in the search bar and check

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As a child, Jane Clauss idolized Jane Curtain because of her brand of funny and, well, Jane is a great name. Today Jane Clauss is a national radio and television personality passionate about spreading creativity, love and inspiration to the masses!

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A television host by day and a creative maker my entire life. I spend most moments of the day thinking about what I am going to make next, whether it be in the craft room or kitchen, I always have the urge to create.

My favorite things include fitness, fashion and food and my goal is to spread love everywhere I go. Yellow is my signature color because it always makes you smile, and I love to turn the camera on you to showcase your creative genius!

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Open a door, carry a heavy bag, or share a smile, by helping others you will feel mentally fulfilled.

E = Exercise!
Get up and get moving! Go for a walk, try something new,  take the stairs, just get motivated to move!

A = An Apple a Day!
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L = Love someone!
Love releases endorphins in the body those tiny little feel good vibes that make us happy. Happy equals healthy.

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H = Healthy is as healthy does.
Lead by example because if you’re living a healthy lifestyle others will follow.  And with that you are already making a difference in 2024.

Y = YOU are #1 so be sure to make time for yourself.
Create a balance with your life, with work, with family, with friends, and with personal time.  Relieve stress, meditate, get enough sleep, relax, play, and enjoy where you are right now because that is exactly where you are supposed to be!

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