The nonprofit group Comedy Gives Back aims to do even more of just that, pledging this month of February 2021 to help 400 more comedians with financial aid.

After last year’s LaughAid telethon for COVID-19, Comedy Gives Back raised enough money to dole out $500 checks to to up to 736 unemployed comedians (who were previously working and earning at least $12,000 a year but not earning more than $70,000), the organization partnered with Netflix in the fall to launch a specific campaign to help comedians who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC).

Today is the official launch of #StandUp4BIPOC, with a goal of helping 400 comedians with financial grants.

Comedy Gives Back plans to host several events throughout the month to raise awareness for the campaign.

HOW TO APPLY

Grants are first come, first served. Applications will be processed in the order they are received, and funds are limited.  #StandUp4BIPOC

Here’s a testimonial from comedian Jimmy Shin, who received money from Comedy Gives Back in 2020: