Everyone needs a laugh

Laughing Matters organizes and delivers improv comedy performances and improv workshops sensitized to the unique considerations of therapeutic spaces.


We organize and deliver free-of-cost improv comedy performances and workshops for places of therapy and recovery, including hospitals, shelters, and assisted-care facilities. Our longest running programs have been in Boston, and we are currently building out our volunteer corps and charity networks in Denver, Chicago, and Pittsburgh.

Institutions where we have delivered comedy include:

  • Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Pine Street Inn
  • Somerville Home
  • Youville Hospital
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Hale Barnard Services for Older People
  • Golden Living Center