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Laugh in the face of Doom

Laura Bruce

Laura Bruce is an award-winning speaker and comedian living in Karori, Wellington. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) who has won the New Zealand Toastmasters "Humorous Speech" Contest. In 2020, she was voted Newcomer of the Year (South Island) by the New Zealand Comedy Guild. She recently performed her solo comedy show "How to Cook a Kiwi: Laura Bruce's N to Z of Aotearoa" in Dunedin, to rave reviews. She has led workshops about lighthearted living around the world.

After losing both parents within six months at 23, Laura adopted resilience based on her mother's advice: 'In extremis, laugh'. That is to say, when things are awful, one sensible thing to do is laugh. Laura will guide us through simple steps to use humour in a healthy way to cope with life's challenges.

Laugh in the face of Doom
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