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Stacey Prussman          

Comedian, Actress, Eating Disorder Survivor & Motivational Speaker

Stacey Prussman is a national touring headlining stand-up comic, a radio host, actress, and a public speaker.

Prussman has appeared numerous times on The Howard Stern Radio Show. She has been a guest on several popular radio shows on the Sirius XM network such as: Race Wars, The Sam Roberts Show, The Bennington Show, and John Fugelsang’s show. She was a guest on Jay Mohr's top rated podcast, Mohr Stories, a regular on The Anthony Cumia Show, and is a guest host every Thursday on the ever popular Artie Lange/Artiequitter podcast.

In 2014, Prussman became a syndicated terrestrial radio host when she hosted a show called Ears Wide Open with The Rev Bob Levy, which aired in Boston and Washington D.C. Prussman has been a guest on the TV show, The Redeye with Tom Shillue on Fox News. She is also was one of the hosts on the Emmy Award winning show The Best Places to Live on PBS. As an actress, she starred in the award winning film Glam-Trash directed by SNL producer Greg Scarnici. She had roles in the films Everything’s Jake, and Girl In The Park along side Sigourney Weaver. Prussman also appears regularly on Lorne Michael’s network "Above Average" acting in comedic shorts.

Prussman's jokes have been published in Judy Brown’s books “Squeaky Clean” and “Love’s Funny that Way”, and in Jeffrey Gurian’s book “Filthy Funny and Totally Offensive.” She was also quoted in Rosemarie Jarski’s Book “Words From The Wise, 6000 of the Smartest Things Ever Said.” In 2012 she was honored by being nominated female performer of the year by Campus Activities Magazine for her work in the college market.

When not performing, Prussman travels around the country to colleges and treatment centers to speak to people about her experiences with eating disorders, a subject she is passionate about. In 2014 Campus Activities Magazine named her one of the top 10 speakers in the college market.

Speech Topics

Burnout, Binging and Balancing: Tools for Keeping a Healthy Mind and Body During College The Years and After.

Do you ever feel like you have taken too much on? Do you constantly check email/facebook because you are afraid you might miss something? Do you feel there there not enough hours in the day to eat properly, go to class, study, go to meetings, exercise,call friends and socialize? Do you feel you are spreading yourself so thin that you aren't able to take care if yourself? Have you been binge eating or not eating due to stress and anxiety? Do you wait to the last minute to study or do a paper? Do you feel overworked? Peer Pressure?This session deals with solutions to the questions above and more. In this program Stacey will give the participants tools that will help them learn to find a new perspective and teach them how to create a healthy lifestyle during their college life and after. She will help them recognize triggers that lead to unhealthy behaviors, avoiding emotional eating and emotional non eating, the pitfalls of procrastination,and most of all learning how to take care of one's mind and body no matter what life brings.

Through an interactive discussion, lots of humor and practical exercises, Stacey Prussman motivational speaker, eating disorder survivor, fitness trainer, professional comedian, 5 year yogi and a former stress junkie will share her insights and practical tools to help students and administrators learn to relax, stay healthy and thrive!

Looking Through Broken Mirrors: Understanding Eating Disorders

In this program Stacey addresses the progression of her eating disorder and treatment through her own personal story. She’ll discuss the different types of eating disorders and the warning signs, and all the while, add a fresh, humorous twist to this serious topic. What are the effects of fad diets, crash diets, diet pills and over exercising? How is the media’s intense influence on a slender body image brainwashing you? What is society’s reaction to the media? How can we not let the media influence us? What is a healthy body weight and how to maintain it without obsessing, dieting and unhealthy eating patterns? These are a number of questions Stacey addresses. Stacey provides the tools to create strength and self-confidence in times of stress and how to avoid unhealthy eating patterns and disorders, and shows the audience how to find body acceptance in everyday life no matter what size you are.

Fighting and Understanding Eating Disorders

Stacey’s earliest memories of her disordered eating patterns and negative self image where around age 10 after her big audition for the title role in Annie on Broadway. An agent told her after her audition, “You need to lose weight.” She was immediately put on a very strict diet and the next 15 years were filled with an array of fad diets, weight loss pills, periods of starvation, extreme exercise, depression, anxiety and bulimia. After being sent to an emergency room due to the effects of her eating disorder, she knew her only choice was to seek help. She fought with a vengeance for her own recovery and learned to set her own standards. Stacey is now encouraging others do the same by telling her personal story with humor and brutal honesty. Stacey has been in recovery from her eating disorder for over 10 years and not only has she been committed to her own healing she has been committed to healing the planet. She is a professional stand-up comedian, actress, TV host, certified personal trainer, motivational speaker, environmentalist, animal welfare advocate, but most importantly, an eating disorder survivor. In 2012, Stacey was nominated for Female Performer of the year by Campus Activities Magazine. In addition, she was recently named one of 2014's Hot Speakers


Uncommon Ground:Where Are The Women In Podcasting?
Photos courtesy of Geno Bisconte and Stacey Prussman's personal websites. These are shownotes for Uncommon Ground podcast. Listen to the full episode ...
Babe Ruth's granddaughter, American Idol Robbie Rosen play in ...
... former American Idol contestant Robbie Rosen, and Howard Stern Show comedians Jerry Castaldo and Stacey Prussman. The Lakers included World Gym ...
Middlesex County College Announces Women's History Month ...
Lecture: Eating Disorders by Stacy Prussman. College Center, Corral Restaurant, 11 a.m.. She'll discuss the progression of her own eating disorder and talk ...

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