"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.  


2018 Summer Reading Theme: Music:  Reading Rocks! Libraries Rock!

Let's Rock this Library with Laughter! Comic mime Robert Rivest entertains audiences of all ages while joyfully motivating them to read, celebrate their libraries and move to the music of nature, animals and life all around us. Using mime, comedy, and interactive playfulness, Robert Rivest highlights the musicality of every day life. He shares mindful ways that we can tune into our environment, and play with the sounds of the natural world. Robert is an enthusiastic conductor of laughter and joy, bringing sensational stories and silent symphonies to life before your eyes! In addition to Robert’s humorous and inspirational mime stories, everyone will learn cool mime movements, awesome laughter exercises and calming mindfulness activities.  We end with an interactive mime “poem” about the joys of reading, books and libraries. Robert Rivest is a comic mime/dancer/speaker with over 20 years of experience performing in schools and libraries.

Or just for the fun of it . . .

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 cool 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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