comedy [kom-i-dee] a performance of light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending; a dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance, resulting in a successful or happy conclusion.

Our Success Video

This video celebrates our work when we were able to visit schools in-person.  Our Comedy Camps continue this fine work online using ZOOM.  We look forward to in-person programs returning in the future.

Comedy helps people cope with the tough times in life.  Healthy humour can be the best survival tool.  “Laughter is the Best Medicine” is no longer just a quote used to coach people into feeling better. It is a researched and studied area by doctors and psychologists who are finding there is great evidence that in fact, laughter is medicine that can be used to change the mental and physical well-being of their patients. (Vantage Point Recovery, 2019)

Youth with healthy humour as a character strength approach life playfully, making others laugh and finding humour in difficult and stressful times.  (For more on our research base, visit )  

Stand UP for Student Well Being is a Canadian not-for-profit, charitable organization. The one-of-a-kind, stand up comedy programs are led by trained, professional comedian coaches who work as visiting artists to promote well-being and support youth with strategies for coping with stress and anxiety.   Youth enhance their public speaking and creative, writing-for-performance skills by shaping their own stories with a sense of healthy humour. 

 As a charitable organization, we use the funds from our donors and sponsors to offer programs at reduced costs whenever appropriate.

Rooted in the fields of Positive Psychology and Positive Education, we support the 24 character strengths model, especially the character strengths of humour, bravery & confidence, and creativity. Healthy humour is our goal rather than hurtful humour such as sarcasm and the mean humour of bullying.  Our research base is well-cited and respected.  

Comedian coaches work collaboratively with educators and youth leaders delivering full day and 6 week programs in classrooms during the school year and in summer camp settings.  Feedback from educators and parents has been tremendous, confirming that students enjoy this innovative delivery model that elicits meaningful discussions, problem solving and follow ups regarding life’s challenges and well-being.  

Our programs are designed to be FUN and YES we want young people to laugh. We unlock a whole different child and quickly capture their imagination.  We bring well-being to young people one laugh at a time.