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BICA has featured Dr. Humor at a number of professional development events. As a professional in the field of special education, Dr. Humor brings a unique and valuable perspective to our audiences.

Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and an attorney, currently serves as the President and CEO of the National Association for the Humor Impaired. Dr. Robertshaw, a national speaker and humorist, is known throughout the nation as “Dr. Humor”®. His review of research led him to conclude that, “15 percent of people in America are humor impaired and another 15 percent are ‘at risk,’ and it’s no laughing matter.” As a result of his review, he founded the Association in 1990. Dr. Robertshaw has presented to over 700 business, government, healthcare, and education organizations in 37 states.

The Mission Statement of the Association

  • To provide information through public speaking and print media about the value and benefits of humor in order to improve the quality of life for all of us.
  • To deliver annually a minimum of fifty keynote or banquet presentations to organizations on: “The Healing Power of Humor,” “The Benefits of Therapeutic Laughter,” “Developing Laughter Clubs,” or “How to Increase the Joy, Laughter, and Fun in the Workplace.”

  • To make available unique humor products that help the world to learn to lighten up.
  • To disseminate information about “state of the art” treatment approaches for those afflicted with terminal seriousness.


Free Association Membership
Free membership in the National Association for the Humor Impaired is open to all interested persons who send a description of the funniest true story that happened to them or someone they know. The story has to be a real event and not fiction or a joke.

National Association for the Humor Impaired