The purpose of this fund is to provide relief to the comedians who rely on their careers to make ends meet, as well as reimburse the comedians who are missing out on fairly important income. The term may be “starving artist”, but when artists really are starving, that’s a real tragedy. This health crisis is effecting everyone, even those who aren’t afflicted with it. But if you can afford it, together we can lessen the impact on potentially hundreds of people. These are the people whose only goal in life is to make others happy. Give only what you can, and if you cannot give, then please save your own money. Our goal is not to increase the suffering in this crisis. However, if you can afford to donate, we implore you to give anything that you possibly can. The future of comedy in Denver depends on it.
I have copied and pasted the application form to receive aid below:
Thank you for applying to receive assistance. Funds must be sent through Venmo. If you do not have a Venmo account set up, please do so as soon as possible since the process can take 3-5 business days to be completed. For a guide to set up Venmo, please visit this link. For information on Venmo privacy settings, please visit this link.
YOU MUST CONSENT TO ANY RELIEF MONEY THAT YOU RECEIVE BEING PUBLICLY DISCLOSED. ALL TRANSACTIONS WITH THE FUNDRAISER WILL BE MADE PUBLIC IN ORDER TO ENSURE FULL TRANSPARENCY. IF YOU AGREE PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME AS YOUR ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE: .
Please answer the following questions and allow 24 hours before a response is received. (Supporting documentation required on this application such as proof of residence and any documents/photos that attest to loss of income from Comedy.) Questions and responses must both be typed out.
Do you perform in the state of Colorado?
Do you currently have employment outside of Comedy?
How long have you been performing in Comedy?
Did you recently lose your job? (please detail an estimate of funds that were lost below)
What is your Venmo handle? No screenshots, text only please.
What are the things that this money will be used for? (bills, rents, food, gas, etc.)
The goal of this fundraiser is to keep performers fed, housed, healthy and safe. Please only apply if you are experiencing a financial hardship, and require assistance.
Once you have completed the form please email: [email redacted]
- William Elder
- Julie Yovankin
- Abby Bischoff
- Madi Lyn
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