In addition to the launch of "The Comedy Awards,"
MTV Networks and COMEDY CENTRAL have initiated the previously announced The American Comedy Fund
, a partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) to establish the first-ever charitable fund dedicated exclusively to supporting the comedy community in times of need. The American Comedy Fund will be administered by EIF with The Actors Fund
and The Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF)
responsible for providing social services and financial assistance to those comedians who qualify. Without a union, guild, or other protection, many comedians face unique challenges to succeed and survive. The American Comedy Fund will provide much-needed financial assistance, health benefits and other resources for comedic performers across the country during times of need, crisis or transition.Please Donate Now to This Important Cause
or Text COMEDY to 50555 to donate to The American Comedy Fund
A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Msg&Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider.Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected forThe benefit of The Comedy Fund administered by EIF and collected by the mGive Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.mGive.com/A.