Lisa Lampanelli to present $50,000 to gay men’s group on Wednesday in Westboro Baptist Church’s name
Lisa Lampanelli will make a special trip to the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York on Wednesday at 3 pm to present the AIDS/HIV support organization with a check for $50,000. What makes the donation not only generous, but interesting ... [Read More]
FOX 5 / WNYW shames former Comix manager into repaying charity that had been stiffed after fund-raiser
A day after FOX 5 aired this "Shame, Shame, Shame" investigation that showed how former Comix manager Michael Palitz had stiffed a charity out of $7,400 it had raised at a fund-raiser at the now-closed comedy club, Palitz wanted to make amends. [Read More]
Christopher Titus enlists fellow headliners for a benefit in Los Angeles May 7th for at-risk children
Children are our future is just a song. In-Sight Youth was set out to help organizations that help older foster kids become adults, kids who have their adult hoods ‘In Sight.’ And let’s not forget, 14 to 18 year old kids are our immediate future. It just won’t fit into a song lyric. We help kids from 8 to 18, kids who have been through 22 foster homes but were not taught the skills for the real world. We raise money for groups, like Olive Crest, who give these kids a real shot at a powerful l... [Read More]
T-shirt company launches comedian t-shirt line for charity; Maria Bamford kicks it off
One of the best things about comedy is that it builds community. There’s something about watching a comic, whether you’re in the comfort of your own home or in a club surrounded by a few friends and many strangers, that connects us. Shared laughter b... [Read More]
Seattle's comedy community puts on shows to honor and support its best supporter: Carl Warmenhoven
This week, over the next three nights, the Seattle comedy community is gathering together for a series of shows to help Carl Warmenhoven make up the costs of his rehab. There also will be separate auctions happening at the Underground during what's being billed as The Warmenhoven Festival of Warmth. [Read More]
Entertainment fund chiefs pen op-ed urging need to raise money for American Comedy Fund
MTV Networks and Comedy Central have helped launch the American Comedy Fund, which will be administered by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), The Actors Fund and Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) to provide much-needed social services, emergency assistance, health care, insurance, housing, and employment and training services for those comedic performers who qualify during times of need, crisis or transition. [Read More]
Seattle Comedians To Show Their Warmth for Carl Warmenhoven
Carl Warmenhoven, a mainstay of the Seattle Underground since1980, suffered a stroke that left his left side partially paralyzed. Months of rehabilitation lie ahead for him to regain use of his entire left side. None of the cost of that rehab is covered by insurance. As a result, Seattle’s comedy community has quickly accepted responsibility to fund Warmenhoven’s rehab with every weapon in their bag of props. May 3-5, Seattle will be treated to an unprecedented festival of laughs to benefit Warm... [Read More]
2011 Greater Boston Comedy Relay kicks off on April 6
The Greater Boston Comedy Relay is kicking off a two-month series on Wednesday, April 6, at Mottley's Comedy Club. After a successful first year in 2010, the GBCR is back to once again take up the fight against cancer through laughter. Partnering with Big Sauce Radio, Nick's Comedy Stop, and Mottley's Comedy Club, the fundraising effort is a series of eleven shows involving over 30 of Boston's best comedians. [Read More]
Denver comedian Jared Ewy three days into 10-day goal of 100 shows
Denver comedian Jared Ewy is a few days into his quest, but still has a long way to go. Ewy is trying to do 100 comedy shows in 10 days. In exchange for a comedy show he is asking for a $10 minimum donation that will be given to the Volunteers of America. Monday was the third day of his effort. He has scheduled shows in homes, businesses, even on a light rail train. On Sunday, he did a show at a Sunday school. [Read More]
Greg Giraldo’s death inspires recovery foundation
In honor of comedian Greg Giraldo, a new recovery fund has started to help children deal with addictions in their families. The National Youth Recovery Foundation and Giraldo’s wife... [Read More]