The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter

Sure, it’s fun to share a good laugh. But did you know it can actually improve your health? It’s true: laughter is strong medicine. It draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body.

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Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. As children, we used to laugh hundreds of times a day, but as adults life tends to be more serious and laughter more infrequent. By seeking out more opportunities for humor and laughter, though, you can improve your emotional health, strengthen your relationships, find greater happiness—and even add years to your life.

Why is laughter the sweetest medicine for mind and body?

Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. It also helps you to release anger and be more forgiving.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

Laughter is good for your health

Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Laughter burns calories. OK, so it’s no replacement for going to the gym, but one study found that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn about 40 calories—which could be enough to lose three or four pounds over the course of a year.

Laughter lightens anger’s heavy load. Nothing diffuses anger and conflict faster than a shared laugh. Looking at the funny side can put problems into perspective and enable you to move on from confrontations without holding onto bitterness or resentment.

Laughter may even help you to live longer. A study in Norway found that people with a strong sense of humor outlived those who don’t laugh as much. The difference was particularly notable for those battling cancer.




Nigeria’s first comedy festival Sets to debut in Lagos

Nigeria’s position as the entertainment capital of Africa has often been demonstrated with the global success of our film industry, Nollywood, and music. But a third contributor, Comedy, is now about to get up and take its place.


As Nigerian comedians continue to build a thriving industry out of little, consumers have come to embrace Nigerian comedy as preferred entertainment content, causing revenues to grow up to the billion naira mark in the past five years, and influences on music, movies, public relations and advertising skyrocketing. According to pioneer stand-up comedian Ali Baba, the industry is now estimated to be worth around 1 billion naira, as of December 2016.

The industry will now welcome its first festival, a much-needed platform to discuss past, present and future issues and opportunities, showcase talent, celebrate legends, buy and sell, and teach. Eko Comedy Festival, so named because of its Lagos origin, will hold in May of 2017, as part of what organisers, First Class Entertainment, say is a timely intervention to restructure the comedy industry, while preparing the market for a future that can see comedy contribute remarkable to Nigeria and Africa’s GDP. ‘Our industry has indeed come of age, thriving through many generations and genres’, says founder Tunde Adewale. ‘ECOFEST is a celebration of the Nigerian comedy industry, and we’re glad that our debut coincides with the 50th anniversary of our host state, Lagos.’


Laughter Crusade with Destalker

The event Laughter Crusade with Destalker is scheduled to hold on the 14th May, 2017, at the Shell Hall Muson Centre Onikan,Lagos, which will run for 5 hours and shall kick off by 4pm with red carpet while the event starts by 5pm to end at 10pm so as to allow families prepare for the week ahead.

Host: Omobaba and Gordons

Other guest sartiest include: Klint de Drunk, D Don, Seyi Law, Ajebo, Mc Shakara, Kenny Blaq, Still ringing, Bash, Laff Doctor, Ajebaba,  Bowjoint, African China, 2Pee, Kosere Master, General Cool {TDM} records,   etc.

TICKETS: Regular N5,000, VIP N20,000 and Table: for 5 persons N500,000DESTALKER


Come Sunday April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday, Eko Hotel and Suites would bubble with laughter as Nigeria’s popular Comedy show AY LIVE tagged: GENERATIONS OF LAUGHTER holds in grand style. It promises to parade A class comedians and Musicians. Ticketing details are on the flyer. Don’t miss out.AY LIVE EASTER

Moran Cee(Chief Judge) other Entertainers set for Bowler Hat Bash, October 1st @Coliseum Events Centre


The high-net-worth evening of relaxation, networking and jollification holds elaborately at upscale Coliseum Events Centre, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, on October 1, (Nigeria’s 56th Independence Day), amid glitz, grandeur and glamour.

Interestingly, top Nigerian comedians expected to wow and dazzle high profile guests at the forthcoming evening of fun-filled comedy, music, dance and more include: Okey Bakassi, Elenu, Dauda, Elder O. Mr. Patrick, Makati, Ajebo, D’Lectura, Danni B, Moran Cee (Chief Judge), Omini among other wave making ribs crackers.

Amazingly, Reggae legend, Orits Williki, will be performing live as the Special Guest Artiste at the premium concert, which begins with a Green and White Carpet at 4.PM.

According to a statement issued today by the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of, the reliable online newspaper, Mr. Azuh Amatus (NGE), who is also the Founder and Prime Mover of Bowler Hats Bash, several top Nigerian and foreign entertainers, have been carefully selected to thrill guests at the special Independence Day bash.

“It is definitely going to be a memorable and unforgettable evening of fun, enjoyment and premium entertainment.

Our loaded list of top entertainers drawn from within and outside Nigeria will wow invited guests endlessly with rib cracking jokes, good music, electrifying dance steps and more. With all sense of modesty, BHB 2016 is unarguably the biggest event happening in Lagos this October 1”, hinted Azuh.

Meanwhile, sensational dance groups, Nero Sexy Dancers and Scatter and Sons, will be storming this year’s Bowler Hats Bash with their full squads, to further raise the roof of the venue with pulsating dance steps and moves.

While award winning Heritage Band will be live on stage dishing out melodious tunes, wave-making DJ Zeemax, has vowed to add verve and vim to the grand gathering by electrifying guests with hit and trending songs from his wheel of steel.

On the dress code for the spectacular soiree, Azuh, a multiple-award winning journalist, also appealed and implored all those billed to attend the event, to start placing orders and buying their hats now, adding that it’s strictly a hat affair



CC TV: What is the reason for your ongoing COMEDY COURT BAR TOUR (THE CALL TO BAR)?

MORAN CEE:  The reason is to show the link between the Comedy Court brand and the various relaxation spots where laughter and happiness could be shared with emphasis on the BAR which has a Legal connotation. Our reference to BAR here is not a BEER PARLOUR but a classy elevated podium with a shelf containing assorted drinks (Not necessarily alcohol) capable of inspiring the Chief Judge/Justice to sit and judge hilarious cases. Through the COMEDY COURT BAR TOUR, (Featuring Live Judgement of Funny cases, Stand-Up Comedy, Music, Dance, CALL TO BAR ceremony and award of Endorsement Certificates to hosting venues) I am  connecting my Legal Comedy brand to the grassroots, as some people sometime see it as a comedy brand only for the elites. Laughter is for everybody irrespective of class. Also both the rich and the poor usually have cases in the courts. Although it has created a self niche in the industry, but it can relate to all at every occasion. Larger percentage of my fans are from the U,S, UK, Europe, and Asia  because they understand the LEGAL concepts better. My Facebook fan page (Comedy Court Official Facebook Page) has this statistics.  By the grace of God the brand’s acceptance is highly encouraging and we rank Number one Reverbnation Comedy Chart,Verify here. I have already connected with other Legal Comedy brands in Australia, Malaysia and one springing up in Philippines. So I try to let an average Nigerian understand little elements of Law through Legal humor. Some people are already terming me the Asa, Lagbaja, Femi Kuti of Nigerian Comedy because of my distinct madness!

I believe in starting off with a NATIONAL tour before proceeding to an international tour. Many are also warming up to start their own version of National Comedy Tour with different names which is a strong indication that I am making an impact with my mission to COMPLEMENT and COMPLETE the hustles of other Comedy Advocates in the industry and not to COMPETE with them. The tour is endorsed by SCHOOL OF LAW, AMERICAN HERITAGE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.  We can be contacted on: 08038395522 or 09093839041 for supports, sponsorships and Participation.

Always remember that in COMEDY COURT with MORAN CEE…Every Joke is a Case and every Case is a Joke! I REST MY CASE!



Contact to engage the Chief Judge/Justice; MORAN CEE on:08038395522 today to handle your events briefs as a Professional M.C/Stand-Up Comedian or sometimes judge hilarious cases Live on stage with his Comedy Court Crew at Weddings, Birthdays, House/Child Dedications,Conferences, Awards, Brand/Product Launch etc

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  • We are the first Legal Comedy Brand in Africa with various endorsements
  • Comedy Court issues endorsement certificates to clients after any event anchored giving it more credibility
  • We anchor any event with humor, meeting up its objectives within specified time frame.
  • Comedy Court’s cases (jokes) are original, well researched and delivered in a creative manner using both English and pidgin for general understanding.
  • Comedy Court can be identified with the slogan “I REST MY CASE” after every oral case (joke) delivery and the hash tag #IRMC after every written case (joke) delivery as signatures.
  • The Chief Judge/Justice (MORAN CEE), can always be identified with the gavel (which people call hammer at events) which is a classic trademark.
  • Our Recent audio Comedy Album (Comedy Court Session 2) is in a SELECT AND PLAY format, giving fans/Customers the opportunity to select and play their favorite cases (jokes) without waiting for a long period for them to be delivered.
  • All our cases (jokes) are classified into categories like Lagos case, poverty case and labeled accordingly for customer insights. Our jokes are not without direction.
  • Some adult jokes are coded to prevent vulgarity because of the children.

    Call us today to anchor your events professionally with Legal humour delivery: 08038395522, 09093839041, You can also Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation and Google+.



At the grand launch of the Comedy Court International in 2013, the following individuals and organizations received merit awards for COMEDY ADVOCACY, which involves supporting the growth of Comedy and Entertainment in Nigeria:

CATEGORY (A):AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN RECOGNITION OF CONTRIBUTION TO COMEDY/ENTERTAINMENT THROUGH OUTSTANDING DISTRIBUTION/MARKETING STRATEGIES. (Without the Marketers/Distributors, there would not be an even circulation of Comedy/Music/Movie materials where they are needed by customers. The nominees are among the few who have consistently packaged and distributed works of major known acts within Nigeria and beyond. They have over the years distinguished themselves from some insincere ones that have tarnished the image of Distributors/Marketers in Alaba and outside)                            RECIPIENTS

  1. Ahbu Ventures
  2. Uba Pacific
  3. Chuksbiri Ventures
  4. Obaino Music
  5. Iyke the Don Entertainment
  6. Tjoes Distribution
  7. Golden Point
  8. P Collins Associates
  9. Onye Eze Productions
  10. Pressing Forward Movies
  11. Andy Best Electronics
  12. Royal Arts Academy
  13. Olasco Films
  14. Dom Chris Best Productions


CATEGORY (B) AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN RECOGNITION OF CONTRIBUTION TO COMEDY/ENTERTAINMENT THROUGH APPLICATIONS OF SOUND EVENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES (Without the contributions of event managers, great entertainment events would flop. The nominees have distinguished themselves through the applications of various event management strategies on various high profile events generating positive results. This award shall boost their continuous supports to comedy/Entertainment events in future).


1.Lanre Makun Events

2.Elizabeth R

3.Zaphire Events


5.Enthyst Events

6.Busy Bee events


CATEGORY (C):AWARD OF EXCELLENCE  IN RECOGNITION OF CONTRIBUTION TO  COMEDY/ENTERTAINMENT THROUGH MEDIA CREATIVITY AND RE-BRANDING.(Without the media, there would be no entertainment. The media whether print, Electronic, digital or social goes a long way to determine the success or failure of any entertainer through their reportage. The nominated media houses have distinguished themselves by brand uniqueness and strive for great re-positioning for effectiveness)


The most creative Entertainment Newspaper

  • Entertainment Express Newspaper

The most Re-branded Entertainment Television with best Comedy Contents

  • Television Continental (TVC)Entertainment

The most creative Radio station with Best Comedy Content

  • Wazobia FM


CATEGORY (D):AWARD  OF EXCELLENCE IN RECOGNITION OF CONTRIBUTION TO COMEDY/ENTERTAINMENT THROUGH DIGITAL PRINTS AND OPTICAL DISC MANUFACTURING (Every music, comedy or movie are mostly stored  in a compact Disc (CD) format and inserted in a well labeled Jacket for easy Distribution. The brains behind these must be recognized for their consistent quality contributions over the years as no CD does not bear their names on them):


For digital Printing Excellence

  • Peter Folorunsho CONCEPT

For Disc Manufacturing/Encoding Excellence


CEO of Peter Folorunsho Concept Receiving an Excellence in Digital Design&Prints from Comedy Court Intl

CATEGORY (E):AWARD OF  EXCELLENCE FOR PERSONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GROWTH OF COMEDY/ENTERTAINMENT IN NIGERIA IN DIFFERENT CAPACITIES (These individuals , with their passions transformed the face of comedy/entertainment in Nigeria ranging from creating platforms for talent showcase, re-branding comedy and changing ill perceptions, Using creative journalism skills to promote entertainment, Applying good PR skills to artistes and building a popular Entertainment hangout for stars):


For Re-branding Stand-Up Comedy in Nigeria

  • Ali Baba Atunyota

For creating the first Stand-Up comedy platform (Nite of A Thousand Laffs)

  • Opa Williams

For creative Entertainment Journalism

  • Azuh Amatus (Editor,Entertainment Express & Sunday Express Newspapers)

For outstanding Artistes  PR

  • Cornell Udofia

Building a popular Entertainment Hangout

  •  Ken-Caleb Olumese (Guv’nor Nite Shift Coliseum)


CATEGORY (F) SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD TO THE DOYEN OF PROFESSIONAL (ENTERTAINMENT)ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA (Without the application of administrative strategies in any sector of the economy, inefficiency creeps in. The Entertainment Industry requires proper Administrative know-how to meet expectations, the reason the founding father of Professional Administration in Nigeria must be recognized)


Adm.Chief(Dr) J.A Okoronkwo FCIA(Registrar/Founder Chartered Institute of Administration &Nigerian College Of Administration)