Robert Rivest
Wellness, Laughter & Stress Relief


Stress Relief for Librarians and Library Staff

2022-2023 Summer & Year Round Library Shows Live & Online Options!

Flexibility is key. I can do any of my programs:


Virtual Live Stream 

Virtual Recorded Video

I am open to other options as they become available.

Let's chat today!


Stress Relief, Team Building and Laughter Games for Librarians and Library Staff 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.

Learn, Laugh, and Let Go: Interactive Stress Relief for Librarians and Library Staff! Robert Rivest takes a humorous look at modern day stress, library work 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!
Comic Relief Story                        Stress Management Tips


Enjoy the Ride! Program length: Very Flexible!

20-90 minutes for a Comic Keynote. 

30 Min for Lunchtime Laughter Lift.

1 hour to 1 full day for Staff Development, Corporate Wellness Webinars,  Stress Relief and Laughter Programs.

Robert Rivest's comic keynotes, creative stress relief programs, staff development and "Laughter in the Workplace" workshops offer new and refreshing ways to:

  • Improve morale
  • Build team spirit
  • Relieve stress
  • Develop a positive mindset 
  • Boost productivity and efficiency
  • Increase workplace happiness & Joy
  • Promote a healthier, happier workforce


Contact Robert

Phone: 413-519-2256



2022 Summer Reading Library Themes:

Oceans of Possibilities & Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Miming Oceans of Possibilities Robert Rivest is a Comic Mime. He sees the world in a very funny way. He is known as the 'human cartoon' because of his highly expressive face and flexible body. Using mime, comedy, and interactive stories, Robert brings original Ocean Themed stories to life before your eyes! He combines classic mime artistry with hilarious character voices and humorous insights into the oceans of positive possibilities in everyday life.  Can you imagine your ocean story brought to life? In several audience participation opportunities, we will have fun improvising your story ideas. First, everyone will learn cool mime illusions! Then, we will act out the stories we create together on the spot! The joy we'll experience with movement, expression, creativity and laughter, is truly, beyond imagination.

Mime Outside the Box & Read Beyond the Beaten Path: Humorous adventures in camp, hiking, sports, performing arts and skill development. Can be a fun show by itself or part of a specific theme within the "Read Beyond the Beaten Path” Like Robert's "Science in Motion" Comic Mime Show for Science, Nature or Space Stem Events.

"Thank you so much for a fantastic program in Mansfield last night!  You had the whole audience hooked right from the beginning, and it was great to see parents laughing and participating right along with kids. I imagine there were lots of imaginary walls and ropes in Mansfield homes last night, as kids were both entertained and inspired by your show. It’s always a pleasure for me to watch families having fun at the Library, so thanks again for giving us all a memorable experience."

-Judy Stoughton, Children’s Librarian Mansfield Public Library, CT



Robert Rivest Summer 2022 Library Calendar for

Ocean of Possibilities

Read Beyond the Beaten Path

and more!


Block Booking Availible with these live In-Person shows



6-3-22 Davenport, NY "End of School Year, Summer Reading Promotion" 9am

6-4&5-22 Zoom LYLT/Refresher 9:30am-4:30pm

6-11-22 Monson, MA Carol Rivest Memorial Benefit 4pm-7pm 

6-14-22 Zoom "Work Laugh Balance LOL" 1pm

6-17-22 Online "The Rivest Method" 1:30pm

6-23-22 W. Springfield, MA "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" 11am

6-24-22 Nashua, NH "Laughter is the Best Medicine" 11am

6-25-22 Manchester, CT"Summer Reading Kick-off" 10:30 am

6-28-22 Townsend, MA "Comic Mime and Summer Theme" 11am


More June Dates Available

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7-6-22 Beacon, NY "Ocean of Possibilities" 3pm

7-13-22 Adams, MA "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" 11am 

7-19-22 Brattleboro, VT “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” 1:30pm 

7-19-22 Brattleboro, VT  “Character and Comedy for Teens“ 4:30pm

7-20-22 Bradford, NH “Ocean of Possibilities” 1pm

7-21-22 Marlborough, MA "Character and Comedy for Teens" 4pm

7-23-22 Live on Zoom "Oceans of Fun Comic Mime Robert Rivest" 11AM

7-25-22 N. Easton, MA "Comic Mime & Summer Reading" 6pm

7-26-22 Mansfield, CT "Summer Fun @ Your Library" 6:30pm

7-28-22 Bridgport, CT "Science in Motion" 4:00pm

7-28-22 Bridgport, CT "Science in Motion" 6:30pm


More July Dates Available

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8-3-22 Lynnfield, MA "Summer Fun @ Your Library" 11:30pm

8-6 & 7-22 Online Laughter Yoga Leader Training open to public 

6-20-22 Farmington, NH "Comic Mime with Robert Rivest" 1pm

8-29-22 & 9-1-22 Online Laughter Yoga Leader Training for OSU

More August Dates Available

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10-8-22 Franklin, MA "Happy Halloween Tricks and Treats" 1pm

10-10-22 Valley Cottage, NY "Science in Motion" 10:30am 

10-15-22 Mansfield, MA "Happy Halloween Tricks and Treats" 1pm


More October Dates Available

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Contact Robert today to discuss the best program for you.

All Robert Rivest Programs can be done In-person or Online.