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 American Laughing Champion, Carla Brown
Wins 2023 World Laughing Championship

        In a hilarious display of talent and infectious laughter, Carla H Brown, renowned American Laughing Champion, emerged victorious at the 2023 World Laughing Championship. 

This is America’s first triumph in the WLC which is in its 3rd year. 

The event, held virtually May 23rd showcased the extraordinary ability of contestants from across the globe to spread joy and laughter during challenging times. Contestants competed from Holland, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Canada,  and even Uzbekistan among others in a series of hilarious laughter challenges. 

       Contestants are judged by their contagiousness or their laughter by a live online audience. 

Carla H Brown survived a series of laughter challenges including Best Diabolical laugh, Sexiest Laugh, and one on one laughter duels to clinch the title, narrowly easing out Dutch Laughter Champion Marnix Bosscher. 

The USA, Holland and Iran placed in the top 3 with Iranian laughter master Amir Parvaresh taking third place. 

Brown’s remarkable performance left audiences in stitches as she demonstrated exceptional comedic timing, contagious laughter, and unparalleled enthusiasm. Brown herself is a laughter specialist, trained in Laughter yoga, who often conducts laughter workshops for people dealing with grief. She has also been part of a formal study on the use of practiced laughter to help with the management of kidney disease. 

      Brown excelled at a Cry/Laugh challenge where competitors must move from crying to laughing a 45 second stretch in a moving and authentic manner. 

As the newly crowned World Laughing Champion, Brown expressed her elation: "I am honored and thrilled. Laughter is a powerful tool that can unite people, heal wounds, and bring immense joy. I hope to continue using laughter as a means of spreading happiness and positivity across the globe.” 

The Online 2023 World Laughing Championship is international event that celebrates the art of laughter and showcases the exceptional talent of contagious laughers from around the world. 

Albert Nerenberg who founded the championship said: “Punching people in the face is a sport. Poking people with sticks is a sport. Why not have a sport about elevating human joy?”

The championship aims to promote laughter as a means of fostering unity, spreading joy, and creating positive change.


For media inquiries, Contact: The World Laughing Championship 

The World Laughing Championship

The Next World Laughing Championship takes place in June of 2024

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