Marty has spoken to over 500,000 people since he was dared into his first stand-up comedy gig in 1997.
In his first 12 months, Marty won Australian Comic of the Year, appeared on the Footy Show, and was invited to the UK to become a full time stand-up comedian. He returned home in 2007, a bestselling author and a powerful keynote speaker.On the way to creating his eleven (and counting) books, including the bestselling What I Wish I Knew series, Marty has interviewed over a thousand inspirational people regarding their tips for success in life. His wide variety of interviewees include: footy coach Wayne Bennett, a Buddhist Nun who works with prisoners on death row, comic Anh Do, a mother of eleven children, a 911 survivor, and chef Maggie Beer.Through all his interviewing, there emerges one key secret to a long, loving, and successful life without regrets: constantly choosing to live lightly.
This means you must keep searching for the humour in every situation, and never get wound up about the tiny stuff.Most people enjoy laughter and humour when it naturally pops up in their lives, but Marty Wilson has found the overwhelming scientific evidence that deliberately seeing the funny side of life is the key to greater resilience, deeper connections with our loved ones and a happier life. They say it’s vital to deliberately look for the hilarious side of life, rather than wait for it to happen. In other words, to Take Funny Seriously.