A non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles
Funny Bones Improv’s mission is to share the gifts and benefits of laughter with sick children, their families, and their caregivers, in multiple hospitals across Chicago and New Orleans through volunteer comedy improvisation performances.
sessions. Our programs have proven to positively impact any hospital’s child life services programs, as well as the patient’s and family’s personal experience. As advocates for laughter, we have seen firsthand the positive and healthful – both short term and long term – effects of laughter and believe that it is our responsibility to continue to share it in hospitals across the country.
“MH told me she absolutely LOVED the show. She even asked me if she could come back next month just to see the show, even if she isn’t inpatient! Thank you so much for coming to see us every month! The kids really enjoy it and it is so good to see them laugh uncontrollably like that!!
– Claire Keller, B.S., CCLS, Tulane Hospital for Children
Last week’s hospital performance by the students at Lusher High School was truly spectacular. The 10 students put on an amazing show for an audience filled with kids who spent an hour laughing and playing with them. We were approached after the show a number of times thanking us for bringing these students to perform. We are so honored to have been a part of this experience.
On Wednesday December 4th, the students are performing again, only this time at Lusher High School as a fundraiser for our organization. Showtime is 6:30 pm and tickets are $5. Please come out and support this amazing group of students who have worked so hard all semester long!
We are thrilled to be hosting a performance at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans on Friday November 15th in partnership with Lusher High School and our Improv in Education program. This fall, we trained 10 Lusher students in comedy improvisation and on the 15th, they will host their own performance at a hospital as part of their service learning credits.
The Improv in Education program is made possible through The Junior League of New Orleans. We are so grateful for their support to kick this program off.
Stay tuned for more information about the public Lusher performance on December 4th to showcase these amazing students and their new improv talents!