Who She Is

 

Katy Franco is a Puerto Rican-American, bilingual comedienne, public speaker and actress who has worked in the USA, Venezuela, Argentina and Puerto Rico, talking in perfect English or Spanish. She has rocked Hollywood's most famous nightclubs like the Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, Improv and Ice House. At corporate and municipal events, women’s forums, hospitals, middle and high schools, and universities, she has enthralled audiences with her energizing, motivational speeches that literally have people on their feet in minutes. Clients have included the American Cancer Society, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Avon and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

When she speaks, Katy weaves stand-up comedy, Groundings-style improvisation, storytelling from her life, and laughter therapy exercises into energetic, hysterically funny presentations about overcoming adversity, turning dreams into reality, increasing productivity, making healthy choices, and using the power of laughter to improve your workplace and personal life. She has spoken before audiences of up to 1,500 people. 

Katy is a 15-year breast cancer survivor who turned her experiences into the bilingual book, Chemorella, which Borders in Puerto Rico hailed as a Best Book of 2010. Her tireless work as a breast cancer awareness advocate prompted Women’s Health national magazine to call her “the Cause Comedienne.”

Katy was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Annual All Staff Meeting for Amgen, the 2016 Head Start Biennial Conference for employees, and the 25th Anniversary Annual Conference of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. She was the celebrity guest speaker at events like the Cancer Support Community Center’s 10th Annual Luncheon in Los Angeles and Women Empowered to be Exceptional (WE2) at Amgen. Dozens of news shows, magazine articles and newspaper stories have featured interviews of her, and she has received significant honors like the Golden Laughter Award (Rire D'Or) from the International School of Laughter in France.

“Katy Franco is the personification of the art-humor-healing intersection.”
— Steve Wilson, Psychologist, founder of World Laughter Tour, Inc.

To learn more about Katy Franco, go to What She Does.