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Review of Certifiable: Laughter Club Training

I believe one needs to be skeptical of any story that presents its subject in a 100% positive manner. There is no questioning on the part of the producer/reporter about any of the claims made by the subject of this piece. I find that troubling. If Dr. Kataria were selling a new massage chair or new skin cream and making all kinds of claims about their physical, spiritual and existential benefits, wouldn't it be expected that a reporter would ask questions like, How much do you make off of this? What tangible benefits can you point me to? These answers may exist and it's possible that if they were addressed, they would make the doctor's claims more valid (and make the story stronger). But because they are not asked, this story comes across a little bit like an info-mercial.