COVID-19 EMERGENCY

RELIEF FUND

While many people can work from home, this is not an option for comics.  If you've had gigs canceled due to this pandemic, we're here to help.  


The intent of this fund is to provide approved applicants with a one-time grant to minimize financial hardships caused by COVID-19. These modest grants are meant to give immediate relief to stand-up comics who have lost gigs and income due to recent shutdowns.
 
Small grants of up to $500 will be paid rapidly on a first-come, first-served basis to affected comedians.

Please see grant guidelines below.

In order to qualify:
 
  • You must have been a working comedian for at least one year

  • Have made a minimum of $12,000 and no more than $70,000, as a stand-up comedian

  • Can show proof of recently canceled shows.  

We will get through this together. 

Available funds are limited, deadlines and eligibility may be altered as circumstances change. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

What is our goal?

Laughter may not be the cure for coronavirus, but it still can do a lot of good. Comedy Gives Back: Laugh Aid brought the biggest comedians to help their less famous comedian friends who have lost gigs and income due to the industry shutting down. The money raised goes towards the Comedy Gives Back: COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND.

How will the funds be used?

The funds will be used to give immediate relief to stand-up comics who have lost gigs and income due to recent shutdowns through the $500 grants for working comedians in need.

How will the funds be managed?

Funds contributed to Comedy Gives Back: Laugh Aid fund will be received and managed by Road to Artdom Foundation, Inc. Small grants of up to $500 will be paid rapidly on a first-come, first-served basis to affected comedians.

Comedy Gives Back is a 501c3 fiscally sponsored project through Road to Artdom Foundation, Inc (#47-2064364) Contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes to the fullest extent of the law.

I am a working comedian and have had gigs canceled due to this pandemic. How can I apply for a grant?

Visit our Grant page to Apply nowSmall grants of up to $500 will be paid rapidly on a first-come, first-served basis to affected comedians.


The intent of this fund is to provide approved applicants with a one-time grant to minimize financial hardships caused by COVID-19. These modest grants are meant to give immediate relief to stand-up comics who have lost gigs and income due to recent shutdowns.
 

Who is qualified to receive a grant?

In order to qualify:
 

  • You must have been a working comedian for at least one year

  • Have made a minimum of $12,000 and no more than $70,000, as a stand-up comedian

  • Can show proof of recently canceled shows.  

Who is Road to Artdom Foundation, Inc?

Comedy Gives Back is a project under Road to Artdom Foundation's fiscal sponsorship program. Through our partnership, we are able to raise charitable funds and give grants to the Comedy community.

Road to Artdom brings art to the people who get access to it least. With passionate mentor artists, art supplies and lots of creativity, they bring collaborative art projects,  inspiration to underserved communities and youth, and support Creatives social impact projects as a fiscal sponsor. 
 
Mission: To Cultivate Creativity, Civic Pride, and Emerging artists through Art Outreach in Underserved Areas.

© 2020 by Comedy Gives Back

Comedy Gives Back is a 501c3 fiscally sponsored project through Road to Artdom Foundation, Inc (#47-2064364) 

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