By: Christina Yonzon, Marilyn.ca
Canadian actress and funny woman Caroline Rhea dropped by The Marilyn Denis Show to talk about her involvement in ‘Laugh Out LAM,’ a charity fundraiser hosted by Green Eggs and LAM at Second City last night.
‘Laugh Out LAM’ raised an incredible $520,000 to support research on Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare lung disease. Being friends with the organization’s leader and LAM patient, Catherine Lawrence, it was no surprise that Rhea wanted to take part in the comedy event.
“She has such an amazing sense of humor and she really thinks laughter therapy has helped her,” Rhea says about Lawrence. “Instead of getting this disease and having her say ‘Okay, well that’s it,’ she was so proactive and turned it around and she started this charity.”
As successful as ‘Laugh Out LAM,’ was, Rhea insists that she isn’t as funny as everyone seems to think. In fact, her biggest competition starts at home.
“I’m the least funny person in my family,” she reveals. “Everybody’s funny in my family. My daughter’s funny.”
At only three years old, Rhea believes her toddler daughter has already developed a stronger sense of humor than her own.
When asked why she thinks Canadians can be so funny, her answer is simple: Canada is a humble country.
“I think because we are not brought up thinking that we are the best in the world.”
Rhea has recently filmed ‘The Christmas Consultant’ with David Hasselhoff in Vancouver and hopes to get a new Canadian television show in the works soon.