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The LaughtHER Collective is an educational organization that amplifies and advances womxn+ and diversity using techniques of comedy. ​

We are working to narrow the gender pay gap through education, training, and resource sharing. We  offer universal healing through laughter, and bring honesty and equity to more spaces.

The HER in The LaughtHER Collective is because we are led by womxn+, but we are working for anyone who's felt overlooked and underrepresented, which requires us all. Bottom Line: EVERYONE IS WELCOME! 


We are proud to offer: workshops, accountability projects, private sessions, corporate events, live shows, panels and mixers and will be launching full courses in 2023!


Our Pillars are WHAT?

Like Womxn+ and Diverse Communities, Each of Our Pillars Supports One Another


We are womxn+ led and focused on amplifying the underrepresented comedian. By equipping people with tools, resources, and opportunities to narrow the gender gap in every industry, but in stand-up specifically. Womxn+ and diversity make up less than 25% of the stand up industry -- a disparity we will disrupt. 


“Laughter is the best medicine” which makes stand up comedians… doctors. It may sound ridiculous, but humor has been proven to heal and extend your life. Don't believe us? Take a look at these studies from... oh! I don't know... The Mayo Clinic, Stanford University, and The University of California, Berkeley

Like carbon emissions, we are offsetting an imbalance that should not exist to ensure that each and every voice can be heard, shared, and developed. We refuse to lose another unique and interesting perspective, joke, or delivery because it's from someone other than a person identifying as a man. 



Through guidance, support, and opportunities, we are preparing and elevating everybody to exist, persist, and lead with conviction. The road has already been paved thanks to collective persistence from those before us, but we're far from done. Now, we are painting lines, putting up signs, and building community to last!


The Academy


Whether you’re an aspiring stage performer or an experienced comedian looking to take your career to the next level, TLC has something for you! Please note that classes are either Virtual (via zoom), In-Person or a combination of both. See class description. Unsure what level to start with? Take our quiz to help you find out or reach out to us: We look forward to working collectively


Our Academy is comprised of three branches, each with their own necessary component for holistic growth.

Preparation program

The foundation of our education. This comprehensive program can prepare any amateur for a professional career in comedy. Each course is 6-7 weeks and includes a graduation show for family and friends.

  • Welcome to Stand Up:                           A Warm Introduction

  • Level 1 - Beginner Stand Up Class

  • Level 2 - Intermediate Stand Up Class 

  • Level 3 - Advanced Stand Up Class 

  • Level 4 - The Business of Stand Up Comedy

  • Ready for Rep - Private Advanced Studies, Audition Only

Group Study

Our integral support system. These are supplemental workshops to sharpen tools, bolster skills, and establish community. 1-3 classes per offering.

  • Laughing Through Loss

  • Hosting Workshop

  • Physical Technique Workshop

  • Workshop Wednesday

  • Open Mic!

personal development

The core of our curriculum is you. These are additional offerings to challenge and support your individual needs. 

  • Private Sessions                  (Individual or Bundle Packs)

  • 5by10 Accountability Program

  • Monologue Joke Challenge!

  • Goal Setting Programs



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The LaughtHER Collective is cohosting thee

Holiday mixer for women in comedy!

We're collaborating with the members of
Ladies of Comedy Association (@theladiesofcomedy)
Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest (@bwiclafffest)
Unladylike Comedy (@unladylikecomedy)
Gold Comedy (@goldcomedy)
Nuva (
& Women Stand Up NYC (@womenstandupnyc)

to bring you networking, trivia, with any and all proceeds being donated to Abortion Access Front.
This is happening
Sunday, December 18th
from 1pm-4pm at The Stand.

[this sounds too good to be true!]

The event is free (donations are optional), but we must know how to many to expect to manage safety & expectations, so please register below. 
[check your calendar to see if you're free, and then...]

Our monthly showcase of up & coming womxn+ and diverse performers, is an opportunity to demonstrate and witness the utter hilarity that is a line-up of womxn+ and diverse comics. Previous headliners include Shalewa Sharpe, Marie Faustin, Kenice Mobley, Aminah Imani & more!  Currently shows are only being hosted in NYC, reach out for additional locations.    Apply Here!

Meet the Co-Founders
Christi Chiello + Hope D

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Who are we?

Like minded friends on a mission to level the playing field for womxn+ and underrepresented people and ensure our environments are amplifying voices that, until the sixties, were muted. 

HOPE graduated Summa Cum Laude from Manhattan College with a Masters in Organizational Leadership. She has organized and executed over 300 workshops and events over the last 10 years! CHRISTI is an accomplished stand up comedian with over 10 years of professional experience. She has taught at colleges and comedy venues including: Muhlenberg College, Sarah Lawrence College, Hunter CollegeArts Quest, Q.E.D. & The People's Improv Theatre. 

Why Christi + Hope?

Combined, our decades of experience in entertainment, higher education, and career counseling uniquely suit us to prepare groups to handle and manage typical problems in their day-to-day lives. Our approach is effective, universal, and fun but most importantly: proven by science!  



To get in touch with us directly, you can use the below.

But you should also follow

@TheLaughtHERCollective and @TheMenstrualCycleShow

on Instagram to stay up to date!

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