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We're a nonprofit that brings comedy to hospitals, shelters, assisted living facilities, and other sites of care.

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Life is better when you're laughing. As growing research shows, the benefits of laughter extend to our mind and our physiology.

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Volunteers are students, engineers, architects, social workers, and professional performers. All share a love for making others laugh.


Allow us to organize a comedy show for your shelter, senior home, hospital, or other site of care.


Join us. Cultivate your talents and skills as a comedic performer to bring laughter where it counts.


Your donation directly supports the delivery of charitable comedy performances to the sick and needy.

Training in Comedy, Serving the Community

We are as devoted to the craft of improvisation as we are to the delivery of service performances. Laughing Matters performance volunteers spend at least two-thirds of their time off-stage in rehearsal-based training. Rehearsals develop and continually refine the key competencies of improvisational theater, just as they provide performance volunteers an opportunity to explore and craft new games for their audiences. The unique considerations of the therapeutic setting frame all aspects of the training process.