Colorado Comedy Relief Fund

If you can afford to help, please consider helping out the fastest growing comedy scene in the country!! If you’ve ever seen a comedy show, you know how much we comedians love to do what we do. Denver’s vast and expansive comedy scene has no doubt assisted in making a lot of people feel happy. After all, Comedy Works wouldn’t be nearly as popular as it is if it didn’t have fantastic comedians in its employ. Comedy is truly one of the fundamental foundations of humanity. So then, it should break everyone’s heart to hear that comedians in Denver are not only struggling, but are scared and hurting. In this health crisis, the arts are taking a painful hit. Shows are being cancelled, venues are closing, and for people who rely on comedy for their income, this can have absolutely devastating effects. Comedy has no doubt helped everyone through some hard times, so when comedians suffer, so do we all.


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: goldfishcomedy5280@gmail.com

Donations ()

  • Lisa Kim 
    • $10 
    • 20 hrs
  • Arnold Finney 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Jennifer Nordan 
    • $25 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $69 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
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Josue Flores 
Organizer
Raised $685 from 13 donations
Aurora, CO
Tyler Delker 
Team member
Raised $235 from 5 donations
Helen Reicher 
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Raised $145 from 5 donations
Chris Wellman 
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