Robert Rivest is a Comic Mime uplifting people of all ages and backgrounds. He is a funny man who 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 All Together Now Themed stories to life before your eyes! He combines classic mime artistry with hilarious character voices and humorous insights into everyday life.
Comic Mime Robert Rivest leads audiences of all ages in humorous adventures in the Find Your Own Voice theme. Robert teaches everyone how the can express themselves in movement, dance, facial expression, body language and in comic Mime stories. A fun show by itself or part of a specific theme within the Summer Reading 2023 Themes. Everyone will learn cool mime illusions! In several audience participation opportunities, we will have fun improvising your story ideas and play with humous chacter voices. Then, we will act out the stories we create together on the spot!
"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
June 21 “Summer Fun @ Your Library” 6:30pm Portland, CT
June 22, “Camp Staff Development/Team Building” 1pm Longmeadow, MA
June 24 “Wellbeing Laughter” Carol Rivest Memorial Foundation Benefit” 3-7pm Monson, MA
June 27 “All Together Now” 11am, Bethlehem, NH
June 27 “Comic Mime Robert Rivest” 2pm, Thornton, NH
June 28 “Find Your Voice” 2pm, Abington, MA
July 5 “Find Your Voice” 10am New Britain, CT
July 11 “Comic Mime Robert Rivest” 12pm Middlebury, VT
July 12 “Find Your Own Voice” 4pm Wilton, CT
July 12 “All Together Now” 6pm Ridgefield, CT
July 13 “Comic Mime Robert Rivest” 6:30pm Sandwich MA
July 17 “All Together Now” 10:30am Ossipee, NH
July 18 “Finding Your Own Voice” 4pm Harvard, MA
July 19 “Teen Volunteer Appreciation” 5:30pm Garnerville, NY
July 20 “Two Workshops & Comic Mime Show” 1pm, 2:30pm, 6:30 pm Loudonville, NY
July 21 “Comic Mime Robert Rivest” 2:30pm New Haven, CT
July 25 “Science in Motion w/ Robert Rivest” 1pm Hollis, NH
July 26 “All Together Now” 2pm Wyckoff, NJ
July 27 “Find Your Own Voice” 4pm Mahopac, NY
July 28 “Find Your Own Voice” 11am Hopkinton, NH
August 2 “Find Your Own Voice” 10am Franklin, NH BB
August 2 “Finding Your Own Voice” 2pm Plymouth, NH BB
August 3 “Summer Fun @ Your Library” 6pm Old Saybrook, CT
August 8 “All Together, Comic Mime Robert Rivest” 4pm Brookfield, CT
August 9 “All Together, Comic Mime Robert Rivest” 2pm Greenport, NY
August 10 "Finding Your Voice” 2pm Charlton, MA
August 11 "Finding Your Voice” 10:30 am Seymour, CT
August 15 “Retro Reading” Summer Reading 4pm West Brookfield, MA BB
August 15 “Wellbeing Laughter” 7pm Shrewsbury, MA BB
August 16, “Mindfulness in Motion w/ Robert Rivest” 2pm Methuen, MA
August 18 “Find Your Own Voice” 11am West Deptford, NJ
August 29 “Staff Development/Stress Relief” 9am-12pm Newton MA
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.
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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 ends his summer library programs 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. He studied mime, dance, improvisation and acting in Paris and NYC. He brings over 20 joy filled years of experience to every performance.
Another Summer Hit is . . .
Robert Rivest Comic Mime ("Laughter is the Best Medicine") Comedy on the Move Highlights the best of Robert Rivest's 20 year career as a master mime performer, comic actor and improv artist. 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 all ages 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.
"I love programs that entertain parents as much as they do children, and Robert Rivest's show definitely accomplished that goal. His unique mixture of mime and comedy along with a strong pro-library message, completely engaged our diverse audience." -Patty Falconer, Hampstead Public Library, NH
“Robert Rivest presented his Science in Motion Comic Mime Show at our ‘One-of-a-kind Family Science Night’ We included Primary, Elementary, and Middle School families. Robert demonstrated mime techniques and invited scores of students (and a few brave parents) up on stage to try their hand at the art of mime. Together, they acted out the four seasons, the water cycle, an astronaut in space, and an astronaut taking steps on the moon. Lots of laughter could be heard throughout the program and audience members were eager to participate.”
A few family members said:
“Our family really enjoyed Mr. Rivest’s program. Our daughters couldn’t wait to get on stage with him and use their bodies to illustrate the 4 seasons. It was so much fun!”
“I wondered how the mime would teach us Science. He used his body to tell stories and we loved it!”
Darlene Noel, Phillipsburg School District, Director of K-5 Mathematics, Science, Gifted & Talented, and Special Subjects
Staff Stress Relief, Team Building and Laughter Games for Librarians! 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.
Contact Robert: Email: Robert Rivest Phone: 413-519-2256
Robert is great at helping people celebrate reading, their library and their lives. He creates a positive, shared library experience that is full of laughter and joy. The number one comment that Robert hears from librarians after his program is, "Everyone came out looking so happy and joyful."
These popupar library shows are also available:
Learn, Laugh, and Let Go: An Interactive Stress Relief Show! Robert Rivest takes a humorous look at modern day stress and what we can do about it. He shares easy to follow stress relief strategies that allow everyone to get back to work, school, or home, feeling calm and refreshed. More
Healthy Choices - Healthy Lives is a high-energy comedy program in which health and humor go hand in hand. Robert Rivest's humorous insights connect deeply with children, teens, and adults moving them to make mindful choices about food, exercise, entertainment and safety. More
Mindfulness and Stress Relief Robert Rivest's "Mindfulness and Stress Relief" programs help teach the basics of mindfulness in a fun, entertaining way. Robert is a great presenter, he shares simple stories and humorous tales that bring mindfulness principles to life . More
Science in Motion! is a mesmerizing blend of comedy and science that enthralls both children and adults. Robert Rivest, comically explores how scientists and artists see the world around us. More
"We were so delighted with Robert Rivest's performance. It's wonderful to find someone with such tremendous talent who relates so well to kids." -Jane Babcock, Director, Hadley Libraries, MA
"Hartland School was so glad to have Robert Rivest return to help us open another school year. His new "Mindfulness & Stress Relief in Schools" program reached our pre-K through 8th graders. It was a joyful time spent observing Robert's mime talents while learning strategies that will support our stressful days. One staff member remarked, 'I learned that my day is what I make of it.' How amazing it was to witness an entire room concentrating on their breathing." -Ronnie Alicata Hartland School
“Robert’s "Mindfulness & Stress Relief in Schools" program was a hit! Our middle school students and staff enjoyed Robert’s presentation of mindfulness education and practical techniques. Robert was entertaining, hilarious, and thought provoking. Several staff members and students were practicing mindfulness techniques in their classrooms within the same day. I can’t recommend him enough!” -Michael Engber, School Counselor West Brook Middle School
Robert Rivest is an internationally admired performer and teacher. He is a renowned comic mime artist, an accomplished health, literacy and stress relief educator, a gifted laughter yoga teacher and an engaging public speaker. Since 1990 Robert Rivest has given over 7,000 presentations in Europe, Asia, Africa and across the U.S. His mission is to use mindfulness, laughter and the performing arts to bring health and happiness to individuals and organizations around the world.
Spread joy and laughter @ your library with Comic Mime Robert Rivest
2022 dates are still available for all of Robert Rivest’s Summer Library Programs for children, teens and adults!
Summer Library Reading Program BLOCK BOOKING is Available in MA, CT, NY, NH, NJ, PA, MD, VA, VT and ME!
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
“Comedy on the Move” School Shows
Spread joy and laughter @ your library with Comic Mime Robert Rivest