The first annual Comedy Awards was an incredible night of excitement and hilarity, but it's important to remember that there are many in need within the comedy world. It is with them in mind that The Comedy Awards has partnered with The Entertainment Industry Foundation, The Actors Fund and The Motion Picture & Television Foundation to create The American Comedy Fund.
The American Comedy Fund is a charitable organization that provides comedians with everything from health care to emergency assistance to employment services and more. You can find more details and make a donation here, or you can make a quick contribution right from your mobile device. Just text COMEDY to 50555, and a $10 donation to The American Comedy Fund will be added to your wireless bill. Message and data rates apply.
In the meantime, to get an idea of where your money is going, here's a video from a 2001 MPTF event in which Robin Williams recounts some stories about actor and writer Pat McCormick, one of the many beneficiaries of the MPTF's services.