Live Comedy that will make you LOL in OKC

 “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ~ Charles Dickens 


When was the last time you laughed? I mean, really laughed, you know, the kind where your stomach hurts, and tears roll down your cheeks? We’ve all at some point experienced uncontrollable laughs and as the saying goes, it’s the best medicine. There’s no denying the changes we’ve seen this year are unlike any other in history, while some have learned to adapt and find creative ways to go about life, others have been hit harder and those laughs might be few and far between. By now we’ve all heard laughter is the best medicine, but did you know there is scientific backing to support the myriad of benefits laughter provides? Here are some facts about laugher to consider from Mayo Clinic that should have you not walking, but running to Loony Bin Comedy Club for your dose! 


Short-term benefits

A good laugh has great short-term effects. When you start to laugh, it doesn't just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body. Laughter can:


  • Stimulate many organs. Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.

  • Activate and relieve your stress response. A rollicking laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response, and it can increase and then decrease your heart rate and blood pressure. The result? A good, relaxed feeling.

  • Soothe tension. Laughter can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.

Long-term effects

Laughter isn't just a quick pick-me-up, though. It's also good for you over the long term. Laughter may:


  • Improve your immune system. Negative thoughts manifest into chemical reactions that can affect your body by bringing more stress into your system and decreasing your immunity. By contrast, positive thoughts can actually release neuropeptides that help fight stress and potentially more-serious illnesses.

  • Relieve pain. Laughter may ease pain by causing the body to produce its own natural painkillers.

  • Increase personal satisfaction. Laughter can also make it easier to cope with difficult situations. It also helps you connect with other people.

  • Improve your mood. Many people experience depression, sometimes due to chronic illnesses. Laughter can help lessen your depression and anxiety and may make you feel happier.


Live Comedy 

Let’s face it, in these times we could all use a little laugher and luckily, The Loony Bin is the oldest stand-up comedy venue in Oklahoma and pulls in nationally known headliners who will have you doubling over with laughter! If you’re seeking a memorable night of premiere laugher and dining in Oklahoma, The Loony Bin is your first stop for nonstop entertainment! Gather all your friends and forget, if only for a night about all your troubles! Visit us online today for a calendar of headliners to purchase tickets, and to check out our delicious menu offerings! Don’t forget to join our mailing list to stay on top of all the headliners and to plan your next visit! Also, check us out on Facebook and Instagram for memorable moments, current events, and photos! 

Sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044456




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