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June 9, 2021 69 min

Welcome to Health Interrupted hosted by Celebrity Personal Trainer, Gina Lombardi and Former Miss America, Laura Kaeppeler.

Today, we welcome Anthony Griffith and Brigitte Travis-Griffin.  Anthony, a successful stand-up comedian for more than thirty years, made his way from Chicago’s South Side to the city’s comedy clubs and out to Los Angeles, where he performed multiple times on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and later with Jay Leno. He has been featured in specials for Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime and on The Arsenio Hall Show. Also an actor, Griffith has appeared in several movies, including Panther, Tales from the Hood, and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, and received a Daytime Emmy for his performance in the TV movie Our Father. Griffith also performed in the TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Bernie Mac Show.

Dr. Brigitte Travis-Griffin is a clinical psychologist specializing in a concierge delivery system of therapy for entertainment and creative professionals. She and Anthony Griffith have been married for more than thirty years. Brigitte received her PsyD from the California School of Professional Psychology and her BS from UCLA.

2:05 Our Sponsor today is Body of Harmony. Visit them at www.bodyofharmony.com and mention this podcast for a discount!

3:35 Gina & Laura talk about how comedy has gotten them through the hard times in life.

4:32 Laura welcomes Anthony & Brigitte and they laugh immediately

5:14 Brigitte & Anthony tell the story of how they met.

7:25 Brigitte snitches on Anthony sleeping on the job at the Park Hyatt but he had nice shoes. Anthony likens men to Potato Heads.

11:55 Brigitte tells us how their lives were interrupted

14:14 Brigitte and Anthony relocate to California only to find out the prognosis was poor for their daughter.

18:12 Laura reminds Anthony of a video of him doing standup and how he broke down in tears during the show. Anthony gets emotional telling the story and Brigitte says he's doing the ugly cry.

20:26 Gina asks Brigitte about how long she was in the “zombie state”. She explains feeling undeserving of experiencing joy after losing their daughter. Moving from grief to being celebratory.

24:10 Brigitte reveals what deterred her from taking her own life. 

24:57 Brigitte changes careers due to this tragic experience.

29:06 Brigitte talks about emotional maturity when dealing with a tragedy.

29:31 Gina talks about their book BEHIND THE LAUGHTER  

Behind the Laughter: A Comedian’s Tale of Tragedy and Hope

32:50 Laura asks both Anthony & Brigitte what things they did to stay together as a couple after enduring this loss. Humor was a big factor.

36:10 Anthony talks about his faith and fellowship. 

38:20 Gina asks Anthony about what happened in 1994 when he was on a run. Anthony talks about his experience at the doctors office.

39:30 Anthony tells us about how was diagnosed with “a little MS”.

42:14 Brigitte on the importance of Vitamin D & Multiple Sclerosis.

43:10 Anthony talks about how dairy and gluten tore up his stomach. He read the book Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth Second Edition

and changed his diet which helped tremendously. 

47:56 Anthony gives us his fitness routine and how to diminish stress.

50:25 Anthony and Gina tell jokes

52:10 Gina & Laura put Anthony and Brigitte in the Health Seat!

They give us great tips in nutrition, fitness, spirituality and BEAUTY!

1:00:45 Anthony reveals a beauty secret about what men do at night.

1:05:35 Anthony gives us a great Call to Action!

 

Connect with our guests:

Instagram: @comediananthonygriffith

Twitter: @mrlaffalot

Connect with the Hosts of Health Interrupted: 

 www.healthinterruptedpodcast.com for more information

 

Keywords

#tragedy

#Comedian

#laughter

#faith

#Leukemia

#Multiple Sclerosis

#love



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