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The Comedy Hall of Fame

Comedy is one of mankind’s greatest achievements; the ability to laugh at ourselves is a unique part of our humanity. Comedy causes us to pause and reflect on our lives: it helps us to identify our beliefs, comfort our fears and forget our troubles. Comedy is a vehicle for conveying a plethora of human communications and is an engine for social change.

One of the founding principles of The Comedy Hall of Fame is to elevate comedy to its proper place among the literate arts. The Comedy Hall of Fame has created a platform where the legacies of the Grand Masters of comedy can be adequately memorialized. Through the Archives and symposium we examine the artists’ humor to provide insights, perspectives, and advice for aspiring performers. The Comedy Hall of Fame represents a living history, not just a repository for the statistics of achievement.

Our mission is to preserve and celebrate the comedic art form through educational programming, performance and annual inductions.

The Foundation

The Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation, a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization, is the charitable arm of the Comedy Hall of Fame. The Foundation was established to implement educational and cultural initiatives that raise awareness of comedy’s power to communicate.