"Whatever the event Robert Rivest
moves, delights, and captivates all!"

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Adult Library Programs

Learn, Laugh, and Let Go: Interactive Stress Relief Show! Robert Rivest takes a humorous look at modern day stress and what we can do about it. Using mime, comedy, insight, and interaction Robert offers both "comic relief" and practical stress relieving techniques. With Robert's down-to-earth sense of humor and engaging style, audiences find stress reduction natural and easy. His closing interactive series of movement and laughter helps everyone get back to work, school, or home feeling calm and refreshed.

How we handle stress affects every part of our lives!     

Laughter is the Best Medicine: Highlights the best of Robert Rivest's 20 year career as a master mime performer, comic actor, improv artist and laughter/stress relief expert. Through humorous mime stories, spoken word physical comedy and a zany cast of characters, Robert Rivest transforms an empty stage into pure hilarity! His true gift is his ability to turn everyday situations into hysterically funny experiences that adults & seniors can relate to! Robert's personal stories of growing up in Enfield, CT, are hilarious. His tales of childhood, teen-hood and high school pranks as well as his life in the performing arts and “healing arts” will move you to bursts of laughter and tears of joy! This is a cultural arts comedy event that you will never forget, full of imagery rich stories, awe inspiring mime illusion, and plenty of playful audience participation.  


2019 Summer Reading Theme! Space "A Universe of Stories" First Man on the Moon

Space: First Mime on the Moon! Robert Rivest is a funny guy, he even makes space funny. Using mime, comedy, and interactive stories, Robert explores a universe of humorous space stories. He combines classic mime artistry with hilarious highlights of space travel and the Apollo Moon Landing. With plenty of audience participation, Robert brings his sensational space stories to life before your eyes! In addition to his ‘Universe of Stories,’ everyone will learn cool mime illusions. Together we will act out how to be a test pilot, go through astronaut training, take a rocket into outer space, float around in weightlessness, walk on the moon and more. The fun we will have with movement, expression, imagination and laughter, is truly "out of this world!" 

Inner Space: Time to Space-Out  A workshop on the power of down time. The art of doing nothing. In this fast paced multitasking world it easy to want to fill every moment. Robert shares the importance of setting time aside to do nothing. Call it what you will, space-out time, do-nothing time, unplugged time or nap time . . . it is extremely valuable. Non-doing time can help you clear your mind, reflect on what you have learned, see life from a new angle, be more creative and relieve stress. 

Librarian and Library Staff, Stress Relief Robert Rivest offers creative stress relief workshops, in-services and staff development training for librarians and staff! His most popular staff development program for libraries is part comic relief and part stress relief tips from mindfulness meditation, tai-chi and laughter yoga. The laughter and improv team building exercises are tons of fun! The take away stress relief tips are very effective for work in the library and every day life. It can be a great stress reliever for the whole population, a library conference keynote, worksop, breakout session or a special staff workshop/in-service/training.


Summer Fun @ Your Library! This is a pure celebration of everything that we love about summer. Comic mime Robert Rivest performs his favorite stories about summer and invites audience members to join in. Stories about the sun, swimming, camping, travel, friendship, ice cream, late nights, lightening bugs and more! This fun family show is full of audience participation! In addition to Robert’s humorous and inspirational mime theater stories, everyone will learn amazing mime illusions and how to create their own mime story. Together, we will act out exciting characters and stories highlighting summer fun! Robert Rivest studied mime, dance, improvisation and acting in Paris and NYC. He brings over 20 joy filled years of experience to every performance.



"Our audience for 'Learn, Laugh, & Let Go' was transformed from a stressed out group to a laughing, merry band by the end of Robert Rivest's workshop. He seamlessly blends comedy, mime routines, and practical insights in a fun way that ordinary folks unused to relaxation techniques can easily understand and apply to their own lives."

-Kirk G. Morrison, MLIS, Adult Programming Librarian, Whittemore Memorial Library, CT

"It was an absolute delight to have Robert Rivest perform here at the Gilmanton Year Round Library! We giggled ourselves silly!"

- Pam Jansury, Gilmanton Year Round Library, NY

"We were thrilled to host “Comedy on the Move”; everyone had a fantastic time and I've had several people ask when he'll be back! Robert Rivest is a talented and engaging mime, storyteller, and physical comedian who will captivate audiences of all ages. His interaction with the attendees elevates an already outstanding performance to a true event for all!"

-Francie Berger, Reference Librarian/Programming Coordinator Hall Memorial Library, Ellington, CT

"I worked in the wellness industry for 15 years. I not only gave many wellness-based presentations but attended numerous ones. What I found so wonderful about Robert Rivest's program is that it is so easy to take away the idea of smiling and laughing as a strategy for dealing with stress and a means for improving your overall health."

- Carla Grimaldi, MSEd. Read/Write/Now Adult Learning Center 

Summer Library Program BLOCK BOOKING is Available in MA, CT, NY, NH, NJ, PA, MD, VT and ME! 


6/9-10, - 11am -6pm E. Longmeadow, MA Laughter Yoga Leader Training Certification with Robert Rivest 

6/27 - 10:30am Ludlow, MA Mindful Tai Chi & Laughter Yoga

6/27  - 3pm Williston Park, NY “Let’s Rock this Library with Laughter”

6/28  - 2pm Duxbury, MA “Mindfulness in Motion”

6/28 - 7pm Duxbury, MA “Reading Rocks, Libraries Rock”

6/29  - 10am Centerville, MA “Reading Rocks, Libraries Rock”

6/30 - 12pm Killingworth, MA "Rock This Library with Laughter"



7/1 - 8pm Yale University "Laughter Yoga w/ Robert Rivest"

7/5 - 11am Southborough, MA “Let’s Rock this Library with Laughter”

7/5 - 3pm Leominster, MA, “ Summer Fun at the Library”

7/8 - 12-3 pm Lenox, MA Clark Art Institute "Roving Mime "

7/8 - 8pm Yale University "Laughter Yoga w/ Robert Rivest"

7/10 - 9:30am Framingham, MA,  "Comic Mime & Social Skills"

7/11 - 1pm New Durham, NH “Let’s Rock this Library with Laughter”

7/12 - 10am South Windsor, CT "Learn, Laugh & Let Go"

7/12- 4pm South Norwalk, CT “Let’s Rock this Library with Laughter”

7/13 11am Springfield, MA YMCA "Staff Stress Relief"

7/14 - 5pm Yale University "Laughter Yoga w/ Robert Rivest"

7/16 - 5:30pm Gamerville, NY “Laughter is the Best Medicine”

7/22 - 8pm Yale University "Laughter Yoga w/ Robert Rivest"

7/25 - 10:30am Ludlow, MA Mindful Tai Chi & Laughter Yoga

7/25 - 4pm Darien, CT “ Summer Fun at the Library”

7/29 - 8pm Yale University "Laughter Yoga w/ Robert Rivest"

7/31 - 10am Franklin, NY, “Let’s Rock this Library with Laughter”

7/31 - 2:30m Sherburne, NY, “Let’s Rock this Library with Laughter”



8/1 - 6:30pm  Sidney, NY, “Let’s Rock this Library with Laughter”

8/8 - 2pm Middleburgh NY, “Let’s Rock this Library with Laughter”

8/8 - 7pm Voorheesville NY, “Let’s Rock this Library with Laughter”

8/9 - 6:30pm Colonie NY, “Let’s Rock this Library with Laughter”

8/10 - 7pm  Freeport, NY “Learn, Laugh & Let Go”

8/11 - 11am Middlefield, MA "Laughter Yoga”

8/15 - 6:30pm Springfield, NJ "Laughter is the Best Medicine"

8/16 - 2:30pm Holyoke "Laughter Yoga with Seniors"

8/18-22, 5- Day Laughter Yoga Teacher Training, Monson, MA

8/30 - 2:30pm Holyoke "Laughter Yoga with Seniors"


September 20-30, "Robert Rivest in Japan" 


Contact Robert: Email: Robert Rivest Phone: Phone: 413-519-2256


New Library Shows for 2018: https://www.robertrivest.com/libraries/2018summerreadingl/


Contact Robert: Email: Robert Rivest Phone: 413-519-2256


Library Staff Development Stress Relief Programs

Library Programs For All Ages!

Teen & Young Adult Library Programs


Comic Stress Relief Library Programs for Adults & Seniors

  Robert Rivest K-12 School Shows

Health & Wellness School Assemblies

Literacy Programs & Reading Celebrations

Laughter Yoga & Stress Relief School Shows

Fun Science School Assemblies

“Comedy on the Move” School Shows



Spread joy and laughter @ your library with Comic Mime Robert Rivest


Robert Rivest Shows for All Ages

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