Get acquainted with Matt Kazam, The Humor Scientist who will be guiding you on your to learn about the intersections of humor and health.
Humanity is at a tipping point. There has been a loss of connection, a reduction in emotional intelligence and our empathic engines have stalled. This combined with a world in the grips of a pandemic, social unrest, racial injustice, climate change and the list goes on and on. This has created such a toxic landscape for humans to thrive. Happiness and joy levels are down, and stress, anger and fear are at an all-time high and it is taking a toll on both our physical and mental health.
Humor has been shown to be a powerful tool in helping to manage such disruptive negative emotions as anger and anxiety/tension. Humor can also elevate one’s mood from the depths of the daily sources of (non-clinical) depression we all occasionally suffer from every day.
Humor can also bring us together during these tough times allowing us to engage with each other, share your truth, story, message and perspective while forming a powerful human connection through laughter, empathy and trust and creates a sense of belonging, inclusion and safety.
It is safe to say we are at our best as humans where we are laughing and making each other laugh. The Humor Scientist Video Blog will explore the public health problems facing our society and look for ways where humor can help. From education and communication to treatments and patient experience we will look to show ways humor is being successfully used both organically and strategically in the Public Health space around the Globe.
Humor Scientist Matt Kazam will take the audience along with him on this journey to show that laughter is not only the best, but the right medicine to address this very real public health problem. When the going gets tough, the tough get laughing.
This monthly Blog also hopes to change society’s mindset when it comes to humor the art form and humor the powerful part of the human experience and through the data and science, reconnect the audience with the funny that lives inside of all of us. Empowering us with the strategies, tools and insights into how to use humor with intention to thrive in both our personal and professional lives.
In this inaugural episode of The Humor Scientist, Matt Kazam begins his journey to understand the intersections of public health and the three "Cs" of comedy: coping, communication, and connection.