The Humour Foundation is an organisation of expertly trained performers who bring laughter, joy, and genuine human connection to children’s hospitals, hospice, and aged care facilities around Australia.
Our programs rely on generous donations from the Australian public who choose to partner with us to deliver the many proven benefits of laughter where it is unexpected, yet most needed.
The Humour Foundation is an organisation of expertly trained performers who bring laughter, joy and genuine human connection to children’s hospitals and aged care facilities through our Clown Doctors™ and Laughter Care™ programs around Australia.
Our performers deliver the many benefits of laughter where it is unexpected, yet most needed. Our highly skilled teams work in partnership with medical and healthcare professionals to alleviate stress and social isolation, improving outcomes in what is often a stressful, unfamiliar environment.Learn More
Clown Doctors™ – The Humour Foundation’s flagship program – works in partnership with health professionals to divert, calm and encourage positivity during children’s hospital stays.
The Laughter Care™ program is a world-first, bringing together medicine and the arts in a professional partnership that improves quality of life for aged care residents through genuine human connection.
Laughter Boss™ workshops teach aged care staff practical and creative strategies to engage residents though play and humour in their everyday work.
We’re in 21 hospitals and 1 children’s hospice
We have 65 Clown Doctors
We delivered 1893 Clown Doctor rounds
We’re in 21 residential aged care facilities
We have 13 Laughter Care Specialists
We delivered 858 Laughter care visits
Join Our Team
We’re hiring! We are looking for a performer to add to our team of Clown Doctors. Performers from diverse cultural backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply — laughter is its own language!Learn More