In 2019, Moore + Associates and the Center for Media and Social Impact at American University, in partnership with Comedy Central, launched the Yes, And… Laughter Lab. This ongoing collaboration is building a pipeline for the best comedy projects that address and discuss pressing social issues, while creating a new cross-sector practice for comedians, social justice folks, philanthropy, and industry players to work together to engage the public in urgent social challenges. In its first year, comedians presented six comedy projects -- including scripted series, stand-up specials, digital PSAs, and sketch -- selected from 500 applications, each using humor to engage in social commentary and inspire social change. Laughter Lab comedians overwhelmingly come from communities often overlooked or typecast in Hollywood, including immigrants and refugees, women, people of color, and Muslims.

Featured Projects

Additional Projects

Centre for Social Innovation

Centre for Social Innovation

Women’s March

Women’s March

#ALLIN to Stop Bullying

#ALLIN to Stop Bullying

The Most Interesting Woman In the World

The Most Interesting Woman In the World

Pop (Culture and Social) Justice: A Learning Exchange

Pop (Culture and Social) Justice: A Learning Exchange

Eifo George

Eifo George

Methane Campaign Videos

Methane Campaign Videos

Disarming Through Culture

Disarming Through Culture