Welcome to Funny Bones Improv

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A non-profit organization dedicated
to promoting healthy lifestyles through laughter


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“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

Funny Bones Improv’s mission is to share the gifts and benefits of laughter with sick children, their families, and their caregivers through volunteer comedy improvisation performances in multiple hospitals across New Orleans and Chicago.

Funny Bones Improv offers laughter therapy programs, including customized interactive improvised performances as well as Laughter Yoga 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.

Recent News

Meet Our Board President December 11, 2014

We are so thankful to our Board of Directors, who support our mission every day. And we recently sat down with Laurel Harlin, our Board President:

Funny Bones Improv is based on the core belief that in order to heal, you must have a positive attitude. The Funny Bones Improv players bring this uplifting spirit to hospitalized children every week in New Orleans and Chicago, helping kids and their families maintain the positivity needed to fight disease.

As a psychologist and a mother whose child has been hospitalized, I know that maintaining hope and strength can be difficult. Funny Bones Improv strives to make this easier through their shows, during which children feel like kids and family’s come together though laughter. Truly good medicine that lasts well beyond the curtain call.

LaurelI support Funny Bones Improv because I firmly believe in the power of laughter on healing.

Join Our Laughter Society! November 17, 2014

We are thrilled to announce the introduction of our Laughter Society, a membership to Funny Bones Improv!

As a member, you’ll receive

  • Quarterly newsletter about the impact you’ve made
  • Priority invitations to events
  • A discounted ticket to our annual Pregame Playdate
  • A tax deduction

It’s easy to join! Memberships are offered on an annual basis and start at $40. Click the image below for details on all membership benefits.

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Join here!

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