A popular comedian, TED talk presenter, and award-winning storyteller, Mary Carouba uses her life story to entertain audiences and raise an eyebrow or two. Stories of her Arab/Irish household (where the family business was the “adult entertainment industry”), her career as a children’s advocate, her work behind prison walls, surviving a liver transplant, and the loss of her home in the northern California fires, are all part of her powerful message of hope and humor. “Finding the funny” in almost any circumstance is a hallmark of Mary’s life and work.
Regina Stoops takes her audience on an entertaining journey through a life filled with so many causes she has run out of room on her car’s bumper. Through insightful humor, Regina takes a look at a seemingly ordinary life and redefines what it is to be “normal.” The life of a gay, Catholic, Democratic, suburban soccer mom born in a town called Normal provides the backdrop for tales of diversity, adversity and suburban chaos. With a wide range of topics to cover, Regina is a regular performer at fundraisers, conferences and comedy clubs throughout the country.
From completely different worlds to a chance performance at the same dive bar, Mary and Regina formed a lifelong friendship based on a common love of laughter. They come together to demonstrate in the funniest way possible that humor can elevate and inspire, and laughter really is the best therapy.