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Comedy Gives Back - BIPOC Fund

Comedy Gives Back to award 400 Grants to BIPOC Stand Up Comedians in the month of February

Comedy Gives Back, the nonprofit safety net for the comedy community, is giving out 400 grants in the month of February from the Comedy Gives Back COVID-19 BIPOC Stand Up Comedian Emergency Relief Fund.

Today, Comedy Gives Back launches their #standup4BIPOC campaign which runs throughout the month of February. The goal is to impact 400 BIPOC comedians who have lost all sources of income due to COVID-19.

Off the heels of Comedy Gives Back’s first comedy show in CLUBHOUSE APP with over a thousand audience members, Comedy Gives Back will be hosting several additional events to raise awareness of the grants as well as additional funds. Events include: Celebrity hosted comedy nights, partner hosted events, Clubhouse comedy shows as well as “How to apply” rooms. In addition, Comedy Gives Back will host two virtual gatherings in the month of February which will be thematically programmed to address the needs of the BIPOC comedy community. The #standup4BIPOC campaign is supported across social media by over 100 comedians who participated in Comedy Gives Back Laugh Aid and the holiday song and music video Christmas Magic.


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Fill out form completely & provide documentation proving you are a comedian

Provide your paypal account and you will receive the money.

Grants are first come, first served. Applications will be processed in the order they are received, and funds are limited. #StandUp4BIPOC

Here is a testimonial from a grant recipient, comedian Jimmy Shin.

Founded by Zoe Friedman, Amber J. Lawson and Jodi Lieberman and modeled on the excellent work done by charitable organizations like MusiCares and The Actor’s Fund, Comedy Gives Back, creates a safety net for the comedy community in times of need. The Comedy Gives Back board is made up of an array of comedy industry leaders including Dave Becky (3 Arts), Judi Brown-Marmel (Levity), Budd Friedman (Improv), Daniel Kellison (JASH), Joanna Scott (UTA), Maria Lapides (Lapides Mgmt), Richard Lewis (comic), Harold Owens (Musicares), Dave Rath (Imagine Artists), Melanie Truhett (Truhett Mgmt), Geof Wills (Live Nation) and new board members Kellyn Parker (ABC Studios) and Marcie Cleary (Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC).

Comedy Gives Back supports stand-up comedians in times of need. Whether its financial relief grants or help accessing mental health and substance abuse resources, Comedy Gives Back will be there to help. Every day, comedians work without a safety net. On stage, that’s comedy. Off stage, that’s tragedy. Comedy Gives Back is changing that!!!




Contact: Amber J. Lawson 310-770-4577


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