Great things are happening!
Great things are happening with The Laughter Foundation, including plans for a giant comedy benefit show to be announced in the near future. While we await our 501 status, we’re rebuilding the board, including our Board of Advisors. These are proven and influential movers and shakers in the comedy business and entertainment world. We welcome them and thank each and everyone of them for their belief in our dream.
Steven Alan Green
The Laughter Foundation Board of Advisors:
CARL GOTTLIEB – Screenwriter of Jaws and co-writer with Steve Martin of The Jerk. Carl was instrumental in the early San Francisco politically charged improv scene as a founding member of The Committee and went on to translate those comedy ideals into ground-breaking TV shows such as The Smothers Brothers and The Flip Wilson specials. Mr. Gottlieb served twice as Vice President of the Writers Guild of America and Secretary Treasurer of The Writers Guild West.
JEFF PENN – Jeff is an east-coast live comedy event producer and has worked with nearly every top stand-up and important comedy productions.
JAMES GILLETTE – James (a former stand-up) runs a very successful nationwide audience seating business and is well connected (not in that way!) in Las Vegas, where The Comedy Museum will be built.
MARGARET CHO – Modern iconic stand-up comedian, actress and fashion designer. Star of the ABC television series “All American Girl,” Margaret is also a social activist supporting the homeless, LGTB and other worthy causes.
EDDIE BRILL – Eddie, a well-respected stand-up comedian in the vein of George Carlin, was the stand-up booker at Letterman for 12 years. Eddie is the creative director of The Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, Nebraska, Johnny Carson’s home town.
CRAIG TENNIS – Talent coordinator for The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson (1969-1974), The Emmy Awards talent executive, author of “Johnny Tonight!”.
DONALD TRUMP – (hasn’t returned my emails or phone calls)