You may not know about it or need it now, but The Actors Fund could help you out in the long run.
When Comedy Central established The Comedy Awards last year, the network also created The American Comedy Fund specifically to help members of the comedy community (related reading: See the letter entertainment fund chiefs wrote about the importance of giving money to the fund). It’s administered by The Actors Fund and The Motion Picture & Television Fund, in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
A year later, The Actors Fund is asking comedians to take part in an anonymous 10-15 minute survey –located at ComediansSurvey.org — to help determine the best use of the fund’s resources. The survey will remain operational until Jan. 20.
As friend of the site, comedian Ted Alexandro, puts it:
I think this is important. Please read and pass it along to all comedians…First they need information from us so they can best assess the needs of the comedy community. The Actors Fund is conducting a survey of comedians to better understand the life and challenges of those working in comedy. I took the survey. It’s anonymous and takes less than ten minutes. By taking the survey, you have the opportunity to express what you think is important.
Your responses will determine services The American Comedy Fund intends to provide for our comedy community, including 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.