Funny Bones Improv is a registered 501c3 charitable organization. Our 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.



Thanks WDSU!

We had a great time talking with Charles Divins from WDSU and being featured in his segment called, “Making a Difference”.  We’ve posted the video here for you and the transcript. Enjoy! NEW ORLEANS —It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine. Every Tuesday night at hospitals across the New Orleans metropolitan area, a … Read more


Kids improv classes coming March 5th!

February 8, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Funny Bones Improv is happy to announce a seven week improv session for children ages 9-14.  Classes start Saturday, March 5th at 2PM and will be taught by Funny Bones Improv New Orleans Program Director, Emily Slazer. We are excited to hold these sessions at Playhouse NOLA located in the heart of Bywater … Read more

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

January 26, 2016

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). … Read more

20 on 20 with Dirty Coast.

January 19, 2016

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 … Read more

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

December 16, 2015

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 … Read more

Winner, winner…PASTA dinner.

December 10, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – The Kids Table is all cleared and we have a winner in the cook-off…Dr. Mark Lister took home the Top Chef prize with the award winning Penne Pasta in a Roasted Beet Sauce.  For those of you that asked for the recipe…here it is.  Have fun with all those beets! Our heart-filled thanks … Read more

Fly anywhere Southwest Airlines flies…on us!

December 4, 2015

We have raised $2,500 of our $10,000 goal! Help us reach our goal by December 31st and your name will be entered in a drawing to win one round-trip ticket anywhere Southwest Airlines flies. You’ll get a tax-deduction just in time for the end of the year, you will help entertain sick children AND, you just … Read more

Meet the Players

Funny Bones Improv has an amazing cast of dedicated volunteer players.  You can see if you know any of them right here!

improve it!

Are you looking for a high-energy, laughter-filled corporate team building workshop that incorporates improvisation teams & techniques, as well as improvised performances at corporate events AND a way to support Funny Bones Improv?  Look no more…click here.