Comedy is good for community

Austin’s first comedy festival, the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, is happening this week, 4/25-4/28/12.

It got me asking myself, “How is comedy good for community”? Obviously, it brings people together to laugh about our idiosyncracies and problems and, hopefully, to identify a little better with each other. But there’s so much more….

Here are a few examples:

One nonprofit helps middle school kids learn by writing comedy. Empowering middle school kids in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

RxLaughter creates projects and teams with UCLA and Second City to use comedy improv to help deal with the effects of war.  Working with military families in Los Angeles, CA.

Non-profit Nights “mix do-gooders and good humor”.   Fundraising in Seattle, WA.

Have you heard of creative ways people use comedy for the global good?

Share them here!

Rx Laughter creates project & teams with UCLA and Second City to use comedy improv to deal with the effects of war.

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One response to this post.

  1. Nice post. Laughing is the best medicine. I wish my middle school teachers would have had comedy writing classes.

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