Studies have shown that the arts — including music, painting and comedy — can help ward off dementia and depression and improve the lives of senior citizens.
“The goal is to show them you can live the best life you can,” Grossmann says. “No matter what your situation is.”
It doesn’t even matter if you think you’re “funny.” Lichtcsien certainly didn’t.
“If I can do it,” he says, “anybody can do it.”
He hopes improv comedy does for others what it did for him. Now he has something to live for, he says, and a reason to get up every morning.
“We’re not just there being funny,” he says. “We’re out there to bring a message to people. Join me. Live your life. Live it to the fullest. Enjoy it.”