Welcome to Funny Bones Improv

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

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.

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.

“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

Recent News

Funny Bones Improv Featured in the Daily Herald March 13, 2014

Funny Bones Improv is featured in today’s Daily Herald! Our performers at Advocate Children’s Hospital in the Chicago suburbs did a wonderful show as always, and the Daily Herald was there to capture it.

Not only did they publish a wonderful article, but they created a video as well!

The media and child life staff at Advocate were amazing to work with on this press project, and the journalist, Burt Constable, wrote a touching article on how our performers bring laughter to those who need it most – children in hospitals and their caregivers.

Watch the video here.  Read the article here.



Restaurant Night Out – March 21st! March 9, 2014

Join us in New Orleans on Friday, March 21st for our very first Restaurant Night Out! Our partner restaurants will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Funny Bones Improv to help us continue to perform monthly comedy improvisation shows for sick children in hospitals.

Mark your calendars and participate by eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at one of these generous restaurants:

Five Guys Covington

Five Guys Elmwood

Five Guys New Orleans

Gott Gourmet


Pho Bistreaux


St. James Cheese Company

Sainte Marie

Slim Goodies Diner

Each restaurant is participating in a different way, so be sure to tell them you are there to support Funny Bones Improv! Bon apetit!


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