Quick Dish Quarantine: Ladies of Comedy Association Presents BLACK COMICS MATTER Comedy Fundraiser Show 9.24 Online
In partnership with Nowhere Comedy Club, the Ladies of Comedy Association (L.O.C.A.) will present Black Comics Matter: a Comedy Gives Back fundraising comedy show Thursday, September 24th online. The show will be hosted by Franqi French (2020 Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch) and feature
Janelle James (The Comedy Lineup on Netflix)
Rob Haze (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon)
Calise Hawkins (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell)
Dewayne Perkins (2020 Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch)
The Ladies of Comedy Association was founded in 2011, and is a bicoastal networking organization dedicated to advancing the careers and positions of women on the business side of comedy. The organization includes broadcast and cable network executives, agents, managers, publicists, lawyers, casting directors, producers and more. Comedy Gives Back’s goal is to create a safety net for comedians in need. “For comedians, being onstage alone is part of the job. Feeling alone offstage is unacceptable. We’re here to help provide comedians with mental health, medical, and crisis support.”
Nowhere Comedy Club has come to the rescue of comedians who lost their ability to tour and provide live entertainment due to all the shutdowns. They have replaced over $300,000 worth of work for comedians, and have become one of the premiere destinations for live comedy online. Proceeds from the September event will be able to be earmarked for black performers for Comedy Gives Back’s forthcoming Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) fund. Multi-tier tickets are now available on Eventbrite. More info below!