February 19, 2007

Legacy of Laughter Event Panelists

As reported in The Post-Journal, the panel for the third annual Legacy of Laughter event, sponsored by the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center, is now complete.

The seminar will be March 3 in Boulder City, Nevada,. Lucie Arnaz, center board president, will moderate a panel of noted individuals who use humor in their personal and professional lives.

"We already had three exceptional individuals on our panel," Ms. Arnaz said, ‘"and now we have really gone ‘over the top’ with the addition of Christina Carroll and Sebastien Gendry."

Ms. Carroll is an artist who has studied at Connecticut College, DeCordova Museum School, Boston Museum School and Sir John Cass School of Art in London. She is the daughter of Bob Carroll Jr., who, with others, wrote every episode of "I Love Lucy.”

"With Bob Carroll’s recent passing, Christina has a lot to share about how laughter helped those close to her father get through the past months," Ms. Arnaz said.

Sebastien Gendry is an author, educator and motivational speaker who is the founder and director of both the American School of Laughter Yoga and the Laugh Angeles Foundation. He was the first American to train as a certified laughter yoga teacher and represents the Laughter Yoga movement in the United States.

"I feel particularly drawn to the work of Laughter Yoga," Ms. Arnaz said. "I’m looking forward to Sebastien’s teaching me — as well as the audience — how to do some serious laughing."

Carroll and Gendry will join actor and musician Desi Arnaz Jr., actor and Academy Award-nominated director Sean Astin of The Goonies, Rudy, Memphis Belle, Lord of the Rings; and Kangaroo Court, and Jim Dunnigan, a family and crisis intervention counselor, on the panel.

The Boulder City event will include video clips, conversation and insight by each of the panelists and audience participation. Seating is limited, and the event is expected to sell out prior to the evening. All seats are $20. For tickets, call the Historic Boulder Theatre, 1225 Arizona St., at (702) 293-1161. For more information, visit the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center Web site at www.lucy-desi.com.

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