Laugh a Little Louder

A cup on a group's table says, Comedy for Change

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  • Team ROI

December 5, 2018

  • ROI Community
  • ROIer Impact

What if comedy could be a powerful tool to make the world a better place? And not just from the endorphins — but through actual, targeted messaging and strategies? In 2014, a group of ROIers and soon-to-be-ROIers, led by TV professional, comedy writer and Community member Omri Marcus, launched the Comedy for Change initiative: a series of gatherings that have brought together prominent industry executives and talents to use comedy to improve the world. From the inaugural conference in Jerusalem in 2014, to a practical "How To" guide for the aspiring comedic change maker —there are so many ROIers who've collaborated to bring this project to fruition: Ido Rosenthal, Yael Rosen, Simon Winkler, Omer Zerahia, Ari Sprung, Jacob Shwirtz, Alon Gur Arye, Jamie Elman, Eli Batalion (Jamie and Eli have their own comedy web series, YidLife Crisis— give it a watch!)...our hats go off to you!

Comedy for Change group
Photo credit: Comedy for Change