NYLaughs was formed on the belief that laughter can change the world by making it a more joyful place! Our programming provides New Yorkers with opportunities to laugh at unexpected times and in unexpected places. Laughter is a healthy, unifying experience, and we would like to see people everywhere laughing and enjoying life.
Our flagship program, “Laughter in the Park” is entering it’s 7th season. During this time, we’ve produced over 50 shows in 12 New York parks and urban spaces. We will do 6 live stand-up comedy shows in the parks of Manhattan this summer.
We like to spread a lot of comedy love and by taking it outside, we can celebrate the art form while attracting a broad range of people who wouldn’t otherwise attend comedy show.
NYLaughs a dynamic 501(c)3 arts organization. We are working to make comedy and laughter part of the daily urban experience. We believe that free comedy in public spaces helps build community, strengthen shared cultural bonds and changes people's perception of the comedy, especially stand-up comedy. We believe that laughter can change the world and we're working to make it a part of the daily urban experience.