We Need YOU!

Dear Friends of Funny Bones Improv,

Each month, several volunteers across New Orleans give their time and energy to carry out the Funny Bones mission: to provide escape and healing to hospitalized children through play, laughter, and empowerment.

And we need YOUR help!

Now through Tuesday (May 2), you can give to Funny Bones Improv through GiveNOLA by donating directly at: or by searching for Funny Bones Improv through the GiveNOLA page and clicking “Donate Now.”

Note: These donations will not be eligible for GiveNOLA Rock Around the Clock prizes.

Every little bit helps! Your donation will go a long way in helping us share the gifts and benefits of laughter with sick children, their families, and their caregivers in multiple hospitals across New Orleans through volunteer comedy improvisation performances.

Want to learn more about who we are and what we do? This video is for you!

You can also keep up with all of our wacky adventures by following Funny Bones Improv on social media – Feel free to share our posts and help spread the word!




GiveNOLA Day is a way for our community to come together to give as one. We could not provide our time, energy, and laughter to these kids and their families without being championed by YOU, our community. From all of our volunteers, we want to say THANK YOU in advance for your continued support and acknowledgement that laughter in the face of despondence and illness is crucial for our kids in hospitals and their healing process. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions – You can contact us at

Keep laughing!

Mary Ann Pittman and the Funny Bones Improv Team



It’s HERE!

It’s here! It’s here! GiveNOLA Donation Days are officially open, and we need YOUR help to keep bringing play and laughter to children in hospitals across New Orleans and Chicago.

You can donate TODAY at: and donations will be open through May 2. Every little bit helps us keep going strong – THANK YOU for your continued support!


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Nine Years and Counting!

Nine years ago, a few very special people pursued a great idea, and Funny Bones Improv held its very first show at Chidren’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. After years of endless effort, countless adventures, and nonstop laughter, we are still going strong! 

We want to say THANK YOU to all of those who have supported and encouraged us along the way. Without your dedication to our cause, we would not be where we are today. 

We want to keep the laughter going for many years to come, and we are proud to announce that we will be participating in GiveNOLA 2017! You can help us celebrate this anniversary by donating to Funny Bones Improv through GiveNOLA at:

Donations are open April 25 – May 2 and every little bit will help us celebrate our next anniversary. Thank you again for your continued support, and here’s to another nine years!