Preserve, Educate, Celebrate

Comedy Hall of Fame

The Comedy Hall of Fame is a conservancy and production company established to honor comedy's rich history with the goal of institutionalizing comedy as one of the performance arts. Through Archive interviews, live symposium at Museum of Moving Image, programs for public television, and improv classes and workshops in public schools, we showcase comedy's power to communicate, educate and act as a catalyst for social change.
Check out our latest archives:
Carl Reiner tells us about the inspiration behind the Dick Van Dyke Show.
Rose Marie talks about performing for four U.S. Presidents.

Preserve

The Comedy Hall of Fame preserves the rich history of comedy through the Archives, a virtual oral history of the last 100 years. The Archive serves as a platform for comedians, as artists, to define the art of comedy.

Educate

The Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation educates through Laugh it Out Improv: programs that use comedy in the classroom to engage students. Through Improv, Laugh it Out teaches students to listen, collaborate and innovate; increases self esteem and builds community, all while having fun.

Celebrate

The Comedy Hall of Fame and The Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation celebrate comedy through programs at Museum of the Moving Image and full length documentaries for public television.