OUR

MISSION

Comedy Gives Back
is a nonprofit created to help comedians when they are in need.

We create a safety net for comedians as they dedicate their lives on the road to making other people laugh.

Whether in need of health insurance,
mental health services or crisis relief
Comedy Gives Back is there.

 

HOW MANY OF THESE FACES DO YOU RECOGNIZE?

They are all working comics, but only a handful have become household names. No matter where they are on the journey, comedians live a hard life. Whether on the road, or in clubs, comedians perform without a safety net of unions, pension funds, and health insurance.

OUR

IMPACT

Provide grants to cover treatments, surgery and hospital stays
$50k
CGB provides 250 hours of mental health services
$100k
CGB provides 20 comedians with crisis relief grants
$250k
CGB provides 50 comedians with year-round, full health insurance
Finds and covers mental health services
Support comedians in need due to unforeseencircumstances 
 

PAST EVENTS

  • 2011 - Comedy Gives Back 3 City Digi-thon benefiting Clean Water Projects in Haiti

  • 2013 - 24 - Hour Global Comedy Digi-thon benefiting Malaria No More

  • 2013 - Live streamed show from SXSW benefiting Feeding America

  • 2012 - 2018 Comedy Gives Back live from Just For Laughs Comedy Festival benefiting Hope & Cope

Comedy Gives Back

is proud to have worked with the following comedians:

  • Marc Maron

  • Adam Palley

  • Jimmy Carr

  • Adam Hills

  • Iliza Schelsinger

  • Maria Bamford

  • Zach Galifianakis

  • Dane Cook

  • Michael Yo

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PAST EVENTS

OUR

TEAM

Co-founders Amber J Lawson, Jodi Lieberman and Zoe Friedman have been working in comedy for decades. Each founder has produced, booked and discovered comedians and having meaningful relationships in the comedy community.

 

Community helping community

Comedians helping comedians

Comedy giving back

 

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