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Improve Your Life through Laughter with Comedian Dave Rattigan

Submitted by on November 4, 2019 – 9:11 pm
Dave Rattigan smiles with a mic stand in his hand

Dave Rattigan professional stand-up comedian

Northern Essex Community College professor Dave Rattigan is set to give his presentation “Laughter in Your Life” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Merrimac Public Library, 86 West Main St. in Merrimac.

This presentation will focus on how to bring more humor into work and life. Laughter reduces stress, improve  outlook, and leads to a better quality of life according to Rattigan.

At Northern Essex, Rattigan has been making students laugh while helping them learn for two decades. As a professional stand-up comedian, he has been making people laugh for nearly three decades, on Sirius Satellite Radio and at clubs and theaters, but also in less traditional venues like hospitals, libraries, a parking lot, warehouses, business lobbies, gazebos and lots of other places he says he’d like to forget. He has used humor to diffuse tense situations and deal better with stress. In this variation of his “Laughter in the Workplace” corporate presentation, Rattigan uses his stand-up material to lighten the mood, and then facilitates a combination of improv games, funny stories, stand-up, and Q&A’s to help the audience create their own comedy experience.

As an adjunct faculty member at Northern Essex and UMass Lowell, Rattigan teaches public speaking, interpersonal communications, and professional communications.

This presentation is offered through the Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau. For additional information on the NECC Speakers Bureau, please visit the Speakers Bureau website or contact or at 978-556-3862. For information on this presentation, contact Tracy Shaw at or by calling 978-346-9441.

Northern Essex Community College has campuses in both Haverhill and Lawrence. It offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  Each year, more than 5,000 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 2,600 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley.  For more information, visit the NECC website or call 978-556-3700.