We gave out 3500 of these at the Fringe, to anyone we could find that was involved in the industry - flyerers, producers, directors, comedians, actors, whoever. They liked it, it seemed. We had plenty of people come to us during the Fringe and since to say kind things about it. Indeed, STV and BBC Radio Scotland picked up on it, as well as the Guardian.
Well there isn't going to be a Fringe this year. And comedians need mental health support more than ever. With COVID-19 crashing into our lives as a permanent reality, gigs are cancelled, shows left undeveloped and huge pools of paid and unpaid work in the industry have dried up. People in comedy need some help. This is of course notwithstanding the spikes in loneliness, anxiety and depression across the world at the moment.
We've made a magazine, free for anyone that needs it in the comedy industry and beyond. We're paying everyone that contributes to it. We're making sure that people in comedy know that they are supported even in the worst crisis the industry has arguably ever experienced.
So please donate. Your donations will go directly towards paying for the contributions and creation of this book and, hopefully, the next one, so we can continue to support anyone that needs it during a barren period and continue to provide paid work for people in the industry.
Objectively Funny CIC
Ellie, Kathryn, Maddy, Martin & Michael
Check out the magazine here https://www.objectivelyfunny.com
We are accepting submissions from anyone in the industry or with related mental health experience. Please send a pitch to hello at objectively funny dot com.
Read the Guardian article here:
- David Willis
- Mat Phipps
- Miz Lazenby
- Richard Ash
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