Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first humor engineer. He has performed in over 1,000 shows, delivered more than 500 talks, and has spoken or performed in all 50 states, 18 countries, and 1 Planet (Earth). He is the author of 5 books, including this one. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, FastCompany, and Inc.
About The United States of Laughter: One Comedian's Journey Through All 50 States:
At the age of 31, Andrew Tarvin made the very practical decision to rid himself of most of his belongings, leave his Midtown apartment in NYC, and travel the country out of two carry-on bags. In 12 months, he traveled 92,358 miles, did 215 events, and spoke or performed in all 50 states (yes, even Wyoming).
Along the way, he collected 50 stories from 50 states. Stories of adventure, like fending off a bear in Alaska, stories of deliciousness, like eating a Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo Burrito in Montana, and stories of people, like meeting his newest fan in Pringle, South Dakota, population: 112.
Through his journey, he discovered that, despite what we may see on the news or read on the internet, there is one thing that unites all Americans: laughter. As he traveled around the country, he found connection through comedy and realized we are all more alike than we are different, no matter what state we call home