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Gilda’s Club Chicago’s 7th Annual Teen Essay Contest

CHICAGO – Gilda’s Club Chicago’s Seventh Annual Teen Essay Contest open to any high school student, who is a resident of Illinois, to share their story about being impacted by cancer (i.e. student is living with cancer themselves, they have a friend or family member living with cancer or have lost a loved one to cancer).

Essays can be submitted in English or Spanish and will be judged by a panel of celebrities to win cash prizes: 1st place – $3000, 2nd place- $1500 and 3rd place – $500!!

The deadline for essay submissions is Tuesday, March 1st. Find all of the rules and guidelines here.


20 on 20 with Dirty Coast.

WORLD WIDE – We know you are getting ready for Mardi Gras and buying a brand new tee from Dirty Coast is on your check list. Do it tomorrow (January 20th) and you’ll be styling in your brand new awesome shirt AND supporting Funny Bones Improv.

Dirty Coast has a charitable program called 20 on 20 where they  share 20% of their profits on the 20th of each month. Funny Bones Improv is  the newest lucky beneficiary of this program so stock up tomorrow with their new Mardi Gras gear.

Don’t need a new Mardi Gras shirt? No worries, the 20% will come to us from ANY purchase – so check out their entire stock.

They have 2 shops here in New Orleans. One is located across from Whole Foods way Uptown at 5631 Magazine St. The other is located in the Marigny at 2121 Chartres right off of Frenchman St. Open now.

Or you can buy something online here.

Thank you and we’d love to see a picture of you in your new t-shirt!

(The image above is the newest design from Dirty Coast – their Carnival  Flag Edition)


Emily Slazer, Sharon Litwin and Janet Wilson at the WWNO studios.

We are on the radio! Thanks Sharon Litwin and WWNO, we had fun.

NEW ORLEANS – Funny Bones Improv was on WWNO!

Listen here anytime.

We recently caught the attention of Sharon Litwin, host of ‘Notes from New Orleans’ on WWNO and president and co-founder of NolaVie.  She sat down with Janet Wilson and Emily Slazer recently to discuss Funny Bones Improv.  Listen in as she explores our mission with us and you will also hear a short intro from one of our shows by Jenny Schecter.

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