IFCI was founded to advance the study of humor and laughter. Our goal is to understand how humor works and to uncover ways to effectively use it to connect people with each other and to new ideas.

We create public experiments, workshops, exhibitions, and events.


We believe humor...

  • can bring people together and provide comedic relief.

  • is one of the best weapons for instigating a change in thought and behavior.

  • can shine a spotlight on corruption and help to correct social, economic, and political misalignments.

  • is under applied and the tools of comedy need to be made widely available.